I absolutely cringe when Dear Hubby utters a sentence beginning with the words….”I think I’ll fix….”
Today is the 2nd day I’ve been without a dryer!
Three days ago Dear Hubby states that the plastic dryer vent would be better served, for safety reasons, with a metal one.
I just nod in anticipation, knowing full well what the consequences of this change will be.
So off he goes to Home Depot and purchases a metal vent hose. “I bought an 8 foot one” he says proudly.
At this point I’m staying clear of the laundry room….I’m not even tempted to have a look, not in the least. I’ve learned this the hard way. Plus I’ve also learned to keep my mouth shut during one of these ventures, as that just fuels the beast.
So back he comes in a bit…”Yep, got what I needed”. Within 10 minutes, there is a barrage of curse words, stomping, metal grinding, and hose vent comes flying out of the laundry room door. This poor metal tube looks like it been put through a garbage compactor
What ever marketing genius coined the phrase for Home Depot….“You can do it, we can help” has never met Dear Hubby!
He now has a plan. I overheard him telling our Son-In –Law that You Tube is the best place to get information on doing stuff. He goes on to tell his side of the story and how it seems you can buy a whole metal kit with the elbows already attached. It’s more expensive, but he thinks it’ll be worth it, and why don’t they mention that when they sell you the plain hose?
Now we are into day 2.
We go to the Y for our workout and I’m taking my sweet time… I don’t want to go with him to Home Depot for the replacement
Again, it’s in a box that is much smaller than the end state hose should be and when we get home, he’s looking for my assistance to stretch the vent, again. This time there are 2 metal elbow things on each end……. and what a surprise!…as I pull, the one end comes off. He looks at me like it’s my fault…….WTF!…. I try to help the situation and say “ No problem, let’s stretch it first and then you can put that elbow thing back in, it will be easier this way”.
So we both pull again and doesn’t the friggin thing unravel like an accordion!
OMG, if you could have seen his face!
After a few choice words he takes the vent to the laundry room to assess the situation.
I tell him I have to take pics for the blog
At this point, with hose in hand, he’s defeated. Deep down he knows there is no hope in Home Depot hell, that this is gonna be a success story.
Now I’ve had enough…2 days without a dryer …
”Hundreds of people use the plastic vent hoses with no problem, why is it we have to change it? Let’s just put another plastic one back up, I’m happy with a plastic one”
Out he goes to the garage to retrieve our perfectly good, original plastic dryer vent hose and reinstalls it to its original glory. I did manage to quietly sneak a peak to catch him at work.
All's good and in working order.
He catches me upstairs and says, as pleased as punch, as if nothing has transpired over the last 2 days….”It’s all working, I put a bend in it so it doesn't drag now and cleaned all the lint out. Boy there was a ton of crap in there” ……
”Looks good” I say.
Bless his heart he tries!