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Maytag! Maytag!

July 24, 2010

After a unanimous set of three opinions, we went with the thirty year old Maytag. J.D. picked it up tonight from an older guy who has not one spare square foot of space in his house or property. Well, I guess there’s a dryer sized space now. From what J.D. could count, there were seven cars up on blocks, and that was just in his living room.

A friend, who highly recommended we go with the Maytag, warned us that the bottoms of these machines are filled with concrete. She was not lying. After J.D. came home with it we sat around the table discussing how we might remove it from the back of the car and get it down a flight of stairs into the basement. I reminded him that like alcohol and lead paint, the moving of home appliances should be avoided during pregnancy. J.D. thought we could just leave it in the back of the car and run a 220 volt extension cord out there. Or, more conveniently, leave it in the front yard. For consistency, we could take the wheels off the car every now and then and put it up on blocks. Then I came up with the awesome idea of somehow getting it in the front door, tying a futon around it and giving ‘er a kick. J.D and a friend are over there right now working on some version of my idea.

I’m not sure what we’ll do if it does ever permanently die on us. Maybe we can buy a new one, stick it on top of the old one and when we go to sell the house, advertise that it comes with stacking dryers. That sounds pretty good at first glance. Or we can advertise that the laundry room comes with a built in bomb shelter. I know that’s where I would head during an apocalypse.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. J.D. permalink
    July 24, 2010 10:35 pm


    Step 1: Maneuver dryer to front door.
    Step 2: Lay futon mattress on entry floor.
    Step 3: Tip dryer over onto mattress.
    Step 4: Drag dryer-on-futon down the stairs.
    Step 5: Place dryer upright and maneuver into laundry room.

    Bada bing, bada boom!

  2. Mary Caudle permalink
    July 27, 2010 5:49 pm

    JD & Claire: You are ingenious!!
    Seems to me that our first Maytags lasted about 20+- years and the washer was still functioning, but the dryer went so we “went out on a limb” and bought a new matched pair…..NO, they weren’t Maytag and NO they didn’t last! Good job & good luck!
    Love, G & G

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