Saturday, May 29, 2010

new laundry equipment (m)

Believe it or not, I have spared you the gory details of the broken clothes dryer.

Here's a quick summary:

1 visit from the fire department
2 visits from Dryer Vent Wizard
1 visit from the gas company
1 fight between the gas company and Dryer Vent Wizard
1 long note of apology and full refund ($318) from Dryer Vent Wizard
3 visits and lots of charges from American Appliance for a new coil that never worked
4 store visits to check out the myriad of options (Lowe's, Home Depot, Poirier, Jarvis and Yale Appliance)
14 phone calls to check on availabilities and pricing
3 visits from the carpenters to measure, prep and build a platform for the new front loaders
2 visits from the plumber to disconnect and then connect the new gas dryer
1 visit from the delivery men to bring and install the new equipment.
1 more phone call to the appliance company to get the rebate they forgot to process
6 visits and 24 loads of laundry to the laundromat (Bubbles, Midnite (sic))

Just when I was in the middle of all this, the washing machine started to go.  It was like those old married couples you hear about where, when one dies, the other dies a few weeks later, much to everyone's surprise ("Can you believe it?  No, she had nothing wrong with her that anyone knew of!").

Rather than go through the rigamarole again, I ordered a matching washing machine.

Today, the new set is up and running. We are back in business.

Meanwhile, I'm wondering if I can count this ordeal as 2 activity points.


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