This morning Steve told me that I needed to get caught up on the laundry because he had his last pair of socks on. He generally doesn't care how often I do laundry as long as he doesn't reach in the drawer for something and find out that he's out. Ever the obedient wife (quit laughing), I promptly started a load of whites as soon as I finished packing his lunch.
He left for work and I watched one of my recorded shows on the DVR until the wash cycle was done. I transferred the load to the dryer, turned it on and started to walk away, only to come running back when this awful racket started.
I opened the door and peeked in. I didn't see anything that could be causing the noise inside the drum so I checked the lint trap to see if something had got sucked in there. Nothing there either so I shut the door and turned it back on. As soon as I turned it on, the noise started again. So I stopped it again.
I got distracted by something else for a while and then came back to try again. Still making noise. I really didn't feel like lugging all our laundry to the laundromat so I started researching other options.
Maybe I could string a clothes line across the laundry room and air dry. Of course as cold as it's been, they would probably take forever to dry. So I said the heck with it and walked away, figuring I'd get Steve to look at it when he got home..
When he came home, I told him I had washed his socks, but couldn't dry them because the dryer was making funny noises. He asked if I had left something in the pockets that might have got sucked into the vent and I told him I didn't think so because I always empty pockets before I put stuff in the washer.
He went out to look and came back in a minute later with a funny look. He asked if that was the sound it was making. I listened for a minute. The only thing I heard was a perfectly functioning dryer. So I asked what he did to fix it.
He didn't do anything. He just turned the darned thing on and it worked fine for him with no mysterious noises.
He gave me a look that said "nice try." and walked off with a smile. I swear he thinks I made up the whole thing just to get out of doing laundry.