Thursday, February 3, 2011


Here in southwest Missouri, as with most of the rest of the country, we are in the deep-freeze this morning. The actual temperature as I write this is ELEVEN DEGREES BELOW ZERO Brrr! 

I had an interesting experience this morning. I threw some clothes in the dryer, set the timer, and let them run. A little while later I went back to check on them and discovered that they were still VERY wet. I also noticed at that point that the dryer smelled a little funny. I turned it back on and ran outside to peek around the corner. No steam! So, I came back in and started feeling the dryer vent hose. It was frozen solid! I ended up breaking the hose (it was so cold that it was brittle), and steam came pouring into the back porch...where now we have a HUGE cloud!

This was a new one on me and I can't help wondering...has anyone else out there ever had an experience like this?

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