And yes, I am the beholder of a brand new dryer. I tried. I really did. It was the snap and the puff of smoke that came out of the motor on the old one that pushed me over the edge. It had a good life. Fifteen years. I'm willing to let it go to dryer heaven.
But here's my question. I took it apart and have this big dryer drum in the middle of the living room. Seems like there should be a good use for this. Table base? Playset addition? Any ideas?
Highlights of the day (besides the new dryer) consisted of the Austin SCBWI monthly meeting. Brian Anderson (awesome author of the Zack Proton series) spoke on "Lessons from Film Writing." If you haven't checked out the Zack Proton books, you should. They're like a more educated and older Captain Underpants. (OK, he'd probably shudder at this description.)
Also, on our trek to Fry's to buy the new dryer, I picked up Michael Jackson's Greatest Hits Music Videos. It's been on my list for ages, and, really, it's just as great as I remember. Thriller. So cool. Beat it. Billy Jean. And Do You Remember the Time. The kids loved it (though they did cover their eyes during the zombie parts).
Up for tomorrow? Install new dryer.