Monday, July 16, 2007

my new dryer

Is being delivered on Wednesday. Wouldn't you know it...it would have cost almost as much to fix our old dryer as it would to simply buy a brand new one (with a new warranty.) By the way, the repair guy told me GE is the WORST. He said I didn't hear that from him. His highest recommendation goes to Kenmore, Maytag, and Whirlpool. We were only talking about dryers.

So the new dryer comes on Wednesday, but in the meantime, we have all fallen in love with our lined dried clothes. I washed my sofa slipcovers last week and hung them out here, and they smell so sweet. Crawling into bed with freshly lined dried sheets has become my new favorite summer delight! Now I understand why my mom always had a clothesline in our backyard when I was growing up. I just may have to look into getting something permanent for my backyard, too.

13 comments:

Betty Jo said...

Time was I wouldn't buy anything but GE, but no more. I refused to buy Kenmore when I found out they contract out for the lowest bidder to make their products. So you actually never know what's under the Kenmore name. It is possible that has changed, I don't really know. These days I stick to Whirlpool or Maytag and both have served us well. Whatever you choose, enjoy your new appliance and may it last for many, many years. xoxo

Preppy Rider said...

Sorry to hear about the dryer, but you will LOVE having a brand new one!

If you do find an outdoor clothesline, please let me know where and what. I have been looking for one that is not permanent and have had little luck. My mom has one that you put up/take down when you aren't using it but that requires a hole in the ground (hidden among bushes). This may be an option!

Marie said...

I love to line dry, I even do it in the winter! Nothing smells as awesome as lined dried sheets, I agree! I also like to hang my quilts, less stress to the hand stiching...they last longer! The only things I don't hang on the line are underware and towels. Still want that softness to dry with.

Merci-Notes said...

Hi Meg!
My mom slways had clothes drying in the backyard during the summer also summer! I want to get a line also, but I have to be tricky about it..our association does not allow them! Say, what a great way to dry slipcovers! The sun also brightens them! : )
Hugs,
Mary
p.s. talk to you soon : )

velvet brick said...

Yeah! for the new dryer. I always have had Whirlpool appliances. As for the clothes line drying, welcome to the club!! Like I said in an earlier comment, I throw everything in the dryer for 5 minutes, then out on the line it goes! I love doing my sheets and quilt on the line. And I know that my clothes last so much longer because I'm not cooking them in the dryer for 30 minutes! I'm such a line dryer, the I actually have a chain as my line! And think of the money you're saving using nature!! : ) Gotta love it! Good luck, Miss Meg!
VB

Rosemary said...

I'm sure you will love your new dryer. I stopped buying Kenmore and GE along time ago.( Love the new LG's though)
Rosemary

Libby said...

I know just what you mean about line-dried clothes, nothing beats it! The summer after my senior year of high school I lived on a little island where everthing was line dried- the woman who did all the laundry used to hang the wash out according to color so that all the lines formed a lovely rainbow blowing in the sea breeze, it was just perfect. I think someone actually did some very nice watercolors of it, I'll see if I can find them online.

hqm said...

I love to hang clothes out in the summer! But, we can't have clotheslines in out neighborhood...CRAZY...I know! I cart out a drying rack to the back porch just about everyday! Hard with sheets, but worth the effort!

Ladybug said...

I would love a clothesline but it is not allowed in our subdivision either. :(

Kerry said...

Our repair guy also told us GE was crap! Are you so glad to get your dryer back in action??!

Jen @ The Cottage Nest said...

I always loved when my mom would hang the sheets on the line. Congrats on your new dryer but sorry you had to spend the money!

Bethany Hissong said...

You have talked me into the clothesline now! We used to live in a subdivision that didn't allow clotheslines, but guess what--my next door neighbor did anyways, and soon everyone was putting them up!(especially the collapsable ones!) It saves electricity in the summer too!

violetlady said...

I grew up when all my Mom had was a clothesline. Oh, the smell of the sheets -- unforgettable. Even after she had a dryer she would put the sheets on the line. One of my jobs was hanging out the wash and bringing it in. I have wanted a clothesline for awhile -- now I really want one.