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One step forward ...

My clothes drier stopped working this morning. (Just stopped. No smoke, sparks, explosions or personal injury — very anticlimactic, for me.) I thought there could be some cosmic connection between that and the potential income from my short story connection, since it’s coming out in just weeks or days, so I did some basic math.

Yeah. I’m not optimistic enough to think I’m going to sell that many copies before I get tired of hanging stuff on the line.


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May. 31st, 2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
At least it's the right time of year for the dryer to break ;)

Hopefully more potential income is in your future :)
May. 31st, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
Well, on average I've been raking in about ten bucks a month for Storm Chaser ... so unless word of mouth on me is about to explode, I'm seeing financing in my future.
May. 31st, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
If it had to break, at least it had good timing. In November, that "hanging on the line" option is not realistic.
May. 31st, 2012 03:51 pm (UTC)
Actually, it is for me: The former owners of my home had clothesline run along the ceiling on one side of my basement, enough to hang up three loads of clothes. I was already hanging up about half my clothes, so if necessary I can get along without a drier for awhile. I don't like hung-to-dry towels, though!
May. 31st, 2012 04:02 pm (UTC)
You are lucky -- when my dryer was kaput in the winter, I was stuck hanging stuff on plasic hangers from every door frame!
It was not fun...
May. 31st, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
That would be a problem!

They make a kind of fold-out wooden drying rack ... I used to have one, but it didn't hold much -- and when you filled it completely, the stuff inside never got dry.
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May. 31st, 2012 05:25 pm (UTC)
My home maintenance plan ran out for that old thing a LONG time ago!
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May. 31st, 2012 05:35 pm (UTC)
Not a problem: I have contingency plans!
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May. 31st, 2012 08:06 pm (UTC)
Wha -- the new girl! She looks so ... young ...
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Jun. 1st, 2012 10:18 am (UTC)
I don't want to cope with change! I want my Amy and Rory to stay! Wah!

Okay, I'm better now ... just needed to rant.
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Jun. 2nd, 2012 05:30 am (UTC)
You do that!
Jun. 2nd, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
Okay, then I won't mention that I still miss Rose ... but then, there hasn't been a regular companion that I haven't liked, so I'm sure it'll work out okay.
May. 31st, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
On the upside - it's not winter so you CAN hang things on the line! :D
May. 31st, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I can do it in the winter, too -- there's a clothesline hung in my basement that's been there since I bought the house. I can get about three loads onto it ... but there are some clothes, like towels, that just don't come out all that well when hung to dry. Still, that's better than nothing!
May. 31st, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC)
May. 31st, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'll just hang the clothes up and hire someone to fan them with a piece of cardboard. Might be cheaper in the long run. :-)
May. 31st, 2012 08:28 pm (UTC)
oops. good luck
Jun. 1st, 2012 05:41 am (UTC)
My luck needs to change!
Jun. 1st, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC)
i hear you
Jun. 1st, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Are you sure it's broken/broken not just broken/can be repaired broken?

If it is broken/broken you can get a dryer for $350-$450. (if you don't want top of the line.)

Besides the clothes line there is always trucking your laundry to the laundromat. I had to do that in the dead of winter for about 4 months. It's not fun but it took me 45 minutes to dry 6 to 8 loads of laundry, so that was a plus.
Jun. 1st, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
I've been the laundromat route before, although it was a long time ago ... but worst case scenario, I could probably do a load or two up at the firehouse. I looked into prices for new ones a bit, and you're pretty much on with the price.

However, it doesn't look like that's going to become a question, as tonight the drier just ... started. Just like that. The only thing I did was mess with the venting a bit, making no obvious difference. I think maybe it was just tired and needed a day off, but I'm not ready to relax about that yet.
Jun. 1st, 2012 02:27 am (UTC)
You might get tired of hanging clothes on the line but they'll smell great until you do. (I'd invite you to use our dryer but I doubt you want to travel an hour one way just for that!)
Jun. 1st, 2012 05:44 am (UTC)
An hour's drive would seem counterproductive!
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