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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Appliances need love too

They are one of those things which you take for granted, until they stop working.  Household appliances.

When I think of my loyal appliances, I tend to not give them credit for the hard work they are constantly doing around my home.    I think our generation just expects the appliances to be working and sometimes they do quit.   My dryer has been causing me grief for about a week now.  It just won't stop beeping.  I like to hang our clothes outside to dry, but old man winter is holding on so tight, that hanging my laundry out just wouldn't dry, yet.    I know spring is coming, bringing warmer, sunnier days ahead, but until then, I still need my trusty dryer.

So, why is my dryer beeping?  I may need to call my neighbourhood appliance repair guy to come have a look.  We've done everything we can think to try to stop the beeping, including cleaning the outside vent and vacuuming the inside filter, thinking that may be causing the problem.  The beeping does stop for a while, only to start up again shortly. 

While, I do want to have my dryer back in working order, as soon as possible, I  would be completely devastated if anything was ever to go  wrong with my dishwasher.   With a family of five and children which like to eat, there is always dirty dishes in the dishwasher awaiting a cycle.

If anything ever happened to our dishwasher I would be frantic, and would have dishwasher repair on speed dial on my phone.    There would be no wait and see approach with it, or trying to get my husband to tinker with it to see if he could fix the problem. 

This just gets me thinking.  How did people handle everyday  household chores before we had the convenience of our hard-working appliances?


Kristen said...

My dryer hasn't been working properly for quite while. It takes 2 hours to dry a load of clothes. My husband has looked at it but can see the problem. I guess I need to call a professional.

Samantha Nickerson said...

While I completely hate laundry, I'd hate it even more to have bummed appliances. Here's hoping you can solve the beep!

Shayna Murray said...

Thankfully all of our appliances our are working well but I know it's only a matter of time before the dishwasher goes.

Kathryn Lavallee said...

I wash dishes by hand and as soon as our clothesline is fixed I'll likely hang-dry the clothes too. More work, but you can't beat the fresh outdoor scent!

Christine McN said...

Thankfully right now all our appliances are working well. Knock on wood.

This said, when it comes to laundry, though convenient to stick everything in the dryer, I have to say that I do prefer hanging laundry out to dry on the line. Why? I have an extremely guilty conscience and feel I need to do my due diligence and conserve even more energy than we already do. LOL!

Tammy inRdream said...

I LOVE my dishwasher... what would I do with out it?

Stephanie LaPlante said...

We have a big family with no dishwasher. It's definitely a pain in the ass to get people to take turns doing dishes. Hopefully in the future we'll have one.

Victoria S said...

Large appliances breaking down is a huge pain. I hope there's nothing seriously wrong with yours!

Victoria Ess