Saturday, December 11, 2010

Drum Roll(er) Please

Today was appliance repair day at my house. This time, the dryer. It's making a loud squeaking and rumbling sound. I donned my wife beater t-shirt and scootched my jeans down low to help get fully into character and commenced to disassembling. I actually like working on dryers because they're so easy to fix. It's been about 17 years since the last time I worked on a dryer but they haven't changed much. After pulling it out so I could get to the back I learned that Maytags open up from the front so I could have left it in place. That's okay. I still looked like I knew what I was doing.

I removed the front panel, the drum cover, and the drum.

A drum roller had gone bad. That called for a trip to buy the new part.

Steph went with me so we could stop by a couple of thrift stores and buy some hideous looking sweaters to wear to school the week before Christmas break. While she looked for sweaters, I searched for some records. And I found some keepers. Tango Serenade, a set of 45rpm records, performed by the Tango Serenaders (who else?), a 45rpm record by The Knack with My Sharona, and Shaving Cream by Benny Bell. And then there's this one from Art Linkletter's House Party.

Because there's nothing as funny as House Party howls...and boners...and shockers. I'm such a juvenile.

The new drum roller cost me $30. I had the dryer back together in just a few minutes. It runs as smooth and quiet as when we bought it about 14 years ago.

Now to rip some vinyl and add the music to my computer.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Ahh yes, My Sharona. One of a couple songs Jeffrey sang to me (Dude, my name's not Sharona!). Mm-hmm... I had my own first grade serenader. Memories. Kind of making me giggle.