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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
A productive day
In other news...

I did two useful things today. Firstly I managed to complete and post the forms for G to claim a small occupational pension from a job we did over 20 years ago.

Secondly, the tumble dryer died a long long time ago but I'd never got around to disposing of it. Today I had the sudden urge to drag it out from under the counter and sweep and scrub the space where it had been. For the moment, the space now houses the two plastic boxes I use to hold the recycling. I've managed happily without a dryer for a couple of years, but this winter has tried my patience and ingenuity to the limit, so I've decided I will buy another. The problem is, all the dryers now seem to be two to three centimetres wider than our old one, so a new one probably won't fit where the old one was, but as long as I get a condenser dryer, it could go in the conservatory. But for now there is a lot less dust in the kitchen than there was previously, so that can only be good.

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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feodora From: feodora Date: February 23rd, 2016 09:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds really good.
Due to my sinusitis I was bound a bit to inside as well as the weather was really nasty here the last days. I moved my microwave (with grill) to another space underneath the cupboard and cleaned all surfaces properly (not only wiping them) and I attached a new board above the coffemachine (which K uses for making teawater) and but all the boxes and bags with tea on it. so there was space to put the toaster there. The sandwichmaker was at the place where now the microwave is and now switched place with it.
In the end it seasm as if there is now more light as the MW was beside the window.

I hope You will find a suitable dryer soon

Edited at 2016-02-23 09:35 pm (UTC)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 24th, 2016 03:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's surprising how quite small changes can made a big difference in terms of making things lighter or feeling bigger.
feodora From: feodora Date: February 24th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thats true, I have turned the funiture of my study several times since I moved in in 2005 and last year I changed my living room a bit. I need not be the big renovation, also tiny things can have a huge impact
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: February 23rd, 2016 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow! You did two huge things!

When we moved here it was very hard to find a washer and dryer that would fit in our laundry closet. I hope you find something that works out. At least you have a Plan B place for it :-)

There have been times in my life that we did not have a dryer, short periods. It can be a pain and I love soft towels :-)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 24th, 2016 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whenever I have to buy a new kitchen appliance, I read the reviews, look at the prices and then go into the store with a tape measure saying, "Do you have an X that is narrower than this?" But for some reason, slimline dryers do not exist. Anyway, the weather has just taken a turn for the better, so the pressure is off for now. Meanwhile, the next job is to get the dead dryer to the recycling centre.
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