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Attack of the Gryffindor Dustbunnies.

Just so you know that there are other ways to pass the time around here than trying to rescue my watch, Kleenex, slippers, food, and towels from the beagle:

Kate has three dark maroon throws that are covering the couches in the TV room. They're some kind of plush finish; not velour or velveteen, but something like that.

Well, if they're on the couches, they're full of dog hair and aroma, by definition. So, in the frenzy of trying to get the place clean for My Wife's Return (cue fanfare), I put them in the laundry.

The fuzz, whatever it is, is not very well attached to the base fabric. When I open the washer, there's a layer of soggy red fuzz all over. Feh.

OK. Put the throws in the drier, and scrape down the washer.

Open the drier. The fabric is still soggy, BUT loose bits of dry fluff escape and start flying around the garage. F*ck. Run the fabric again. Still soggy, but more loose fluff escapes. By the third time, the fabric is still wet, but the garage looks like the House Gryffindor dustbunnies have moved in.

OK, the throws go on the laundry line. By the end of the day, they're dry enough to put back on the couches.

Later in the week: laundry time. Nothing dries in the drier. Fbomb.

I figured out the airflow was zero. The hot air was coming in, but the outlet was blocked.

Pulled the vent hose. Opened up the back, you can't get into the plenum that way. It's sealed.

However, there was a lot of red lint in the vent hose.

A hah, I says to myself.

Pull out the lint screen, turn on the drier to NO HEAT. Sure enough, air comes UP the lint filter shaft.

Grabbed a piece of rubber hose and started poking and shifting down the lint filter shaft.

POW!

TWO POUNDS OF DAMP RABID GRYFFINDOR DUSTBUNNIES FLY OUT THE VENT CHUTE, ATTACK MY LEGS, AND INFEST THE ENTIRE LAUNDRY AREA!


F*ck

But the drier works better than it has in years!

As Doc Nickel says, Some people go to therapy. I go to the garage and break things.

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james_b
Oct. 26th, 2007 04:29 am (UTC)
I've had two feather/down filled comforters split while I was laundering them.

The first one stayed together long enough for me to get it into the drier, where it promptly split ... and on my drier, the only way to stop the machine to check if stuff is dry is to either set the timer to zero or open the door. Of course, when you open the door on a running drier it takes a while for the air flow to stop ... long enough for a couple of ducks worth of feathers to make their escape.

The second one burst inside the washing machine. Wet feathers from a comforter are disgusting and slimy.
kelloggs2066
Oct. 26th, 2007 06:31 pm (UTC)
Wet feathers from a comforter are disgusting and slimy.

And not even remotely comforting!

Gentelmen, Here's to wives coming home! :)
Hooray!
sleepyjohn00
Oct. 26th, 2007 08:22 pm (UTC)
Mental note: when getting down off an emu, make sure the emu is dry.

Two more days!
torakiyoshi
Oct. 26th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
I don't know whether to giggle uncontrollably, or offer my condolences.

Mayhaps I should do both?

Have the best

-=Kiyoshi
seumas_13
Oct. 26th, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
ROTFLMAO !!!

Have a Cookie! You deserve it!
scifiguytr
Oct. 26th, 2007 07:14 am (UTC)
Oh god Dad you just made my...*glances@clock*...morning.

That was priceless.
deckardcanine
Oct. 26th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Figures that if you dropped Fbombs anywhere online, they'd be in your LJ. I'll have to get used to that side of you.

If I ever get married, I'll try to reach an agreement beforehand on laundry matters. My preference would be not to own anything that produces something out of Hogwarts.
sleepyjohn00
Oct. 26th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
Doing one's own laundry is a survival skill, like being able to cook something you're willing to eat.

I picked up doing the family laundry when My Wife broke her arm rescuing a kid from a fall, and kept doing it because it was one thing I could do to lessen the load on her. Besides, she kept putting my T-shirts in the drier and shrinking them ;)
thefoxaroo
Oct. 26th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC)
That cheered me up no end! :) You have a way with words SleepyJohn.

I'm still giggling.

I need to perform something similar on my air conditioner tomorrow. I hope I'll still be laughing then.
sleepyjohn00
Oct. 27th, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
Happy to oblige
if Kathy Kellogg's life is a cartoon, mine is a sitcom. A very badly written sitcom.

Beats being a police prodedural, I guess.
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