One year and two months ago we spent alot of money on a new dryer. Appliances in Singapore, just like everything else, are not cheap! We spent a little over $600 SGD for a dryer that dries about 4 towels or 3 pairs of jeans at one time and takes 2 hours and 5 minutes to dry either.
2 months after the warranty ran out our “motor is spoilt” and there’s a hole the size of a dryer in our outdoor “laundry room”. The dryer is now costing us about $930. Ouch.
The technicians took our dryer away this afternoon to put an unspoilt motor in it. We’ll pay them $330 when they come back on Monday or Tuesday with it. At least I hope they come back. And I hope they bring us back our dryer. And I hope they are honest and put in a new motor. I’m not sure we’ll ever know or even care. I guess if we get a dryer back and it works we’ll be happy. I can think of so many things I’d rather spend $330 on right now but such is life. We are blessed beyond what we deserve to even have clothes to dry and electricity and all that.
So… the question at hand. To dry or not to dry??? I can either not do laundry for the next four days or I can machine wash and hang dry everything. Most people here do that but I’m a pretty big fan of soft, dryer dried clothes with a fresh Bounce smell that come out warm and unwrinkled. Not so much a fan of crunchy air-dried, wrinkled clothes that birds and bugs have probably climbed all over and have to be ironed. My luck, it would rain all day for the next four days anyway so I think we’ll just try to make it through and take a laundry break. At least until we run out of underwear. We brought the underwear that we like from the US and can’t just go out and buy more.
I guess we’re “spoilt” too!