I recently had the unfortunately experience of having the bearing go on my dryer and had to decide if I would fix it or replace it. This is never an easy choice and was especially painful because it's the most convenient, easy to use dryer we've ever owned. For the curious, I should say that it was a Fisher & Paykel, top load, drum, propane dryer. It's so much easier to get at laundry reaching straight down, rather than trying to bend over and reach into the back from the side.
One of the benefits of living in Santa Monica is its proximity to the ocean lends itself to more temperate weather during the hot summer months. Unlike Valley residents, beach dwellers can usually keep cool through the use of fans rather than more expensive and energy draining A/C.
While I'm a proponent of the basic box fan, there are more decorative alternatives for those who prefer form to function. I bring you Deco Breeze fans which combines both form AND function.
Are you thinking about buying new appliances for your home? This could be anything from a refrigerator to a washer and dryer set. As you begin to shop around, you will notice one thing: appliances cost a lot of money. Of course, there are ways that you can save.
Here are three tips for saving money on new appliances:
I caught an episode of a cop drama recently where the detectives stood over a deep freezer and marveled at how the killer had hidden a body inside it for two years, no one the wiser.
"Must have been a helluva utility bill," said one cop to the other as they both peered inside, looking for iced over DNA samples.
I'm no detective, but my first thought was: Who is paying that bill? He's your killer--hello! (duh...) The second thought was: Who's going to buy that used freezer with icky DNA inside? Ew. What is the disclaimer for "a body was stored in this freezer for a few years--but hey, it works great!" I guess the coppers will just have to store it in the evidence room with some ice cream treats inside and the taxpayers can pay the utility bill. What a thorny issue!