Thursday, October 21, 2010

Do you remember.........

when you bought a dryer, the salespeople always tell you how important it is to clean the filter so your dryer would work more efficiently?

Well as a young wife, I never thought too much about the filter. Then one day my dryer did not seem to be drying very well. It would run and run and the clothes would still be a little damp by the end of the cycle. My brother in law was over one day, and I mentioned it to him. He went directly to the filter, and of course it was clogged full of lint! Gulp!!!!

Since I had my fall, my family has been doing such a great job of helping with the laundry. And since we moved into this new house, the previous owners left their HE washer and dryer, which has made laundry so much more exciting, that is if laundry can be exciting.

Now you know what kind of things can end up in the wash. We have always had a rule in our house. If I find money in the laundry, it goes into a pot by the washer, and all the loose change is used for fun things. So imagine my surprise recently when I went to move some of my hubbys clothes from the washer to the dryer and I see this -

Bills!!! Lots of them!!!!! Apparently my sweet hubby had put his clothes in the wash and left these in his pockets. Woo-hoo......

I found these bills, and of course, nice person that I am, I folded them up and put them on his dresser.

And after the clothes were dried, and as I was taking them out of the dryer, I looked into the dryer to see..........

sigh.......... more for the picking :-)

Just thought I would share a little smile with you today.

Happy Quilting!

32 comments:

Nancy said...

money found in the washer/dryer is MINE!! Since I don't work outside the home, I kind of like that I get "paid" every so often...

Terry said...

Wow! I say finders keepers! LOL The most I ever found in the washer was a dime! LOL

Amy said...

Usually I look in there and find rocks and other treasures that I missed from my kids' pockets. I'd much prefer the cash!

pirate said...

heck, you're a much better person that I am! When I find money in the laundry (admittedly, it's usually from the kids, cuz my husband does his own laundry), I figure this is a tip for the laundry person (i.e. me!). :-)

Shelley said...

Gee, I wish I had a dryer that produced money! It would almost be like it grew on trees LOLO!

Crispy said...

Too funny Jocelyn. The guys didn't take their wallets out of their jeans and when I came out with them....soaking wet, I told them that I was claiming them for our fun fund. They objected very strongly LOL.

Crispy

Crunchy Diva said...

what a nice surprise to find cash in the dryer woo hoo.

LV said...

My how I wish my dryer operated and put out money. I bet your hubby checks his pockets better next time. Too, maybe it was just a love gift for you to find.

Rosie said...

How funny Josh! But I would have kept it and put it in my fabric fund!!:)

Becky said...

I'm with you. Any coins or bills found in my dryer are my property. Do we call this "clean money?"

Jackie said...

Our dryers should always dispense money to us when we use them. I hate laundry!!!

Allie said...

You gave it back??? I always said finders keepers, lol - and used it for fabric!!! You're a better woman than I am, lol.

Julia said...

Those bills would have been mine1!!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Time for some fun Jocelyn!

Alice Grace said...

Wow, that would have been pretty tempting! I was thinking at first you were going to say he just handed the $ back to you! Love your new dryer!

John'aLee said...

Hey..we all deserve a great 'tip' once in awhile!

Kim D. said...

Do we see more fabric or tools in your future?? Hee Hee!!

Barb said...

Oh my gosh, your dryers poops out money...can I come over and do clothes?

kwiltmakr said...

How come all I get is screws, nails, nuts, bolts etc.?

Tangos Treasures said...

LOL too funny!! I say you did the right thing!! Some of those bills look like big money & might have made you pay the bills!

Kathleen said...

And they don't look like singles either! That's what I find.

Carol said...

What fun! You hit the jackpot!

Carrie P. said...

OH boy, he could have been out of some money if you hadn't put it back on his dresser. Bet he won't do that again.lol

Heather said...

Whoever does the laundry and finds the money gets to keep it at my house. Needless to say, I wish they all left more money for me.

Sonia said...

Eureka!! :) Thanks for the smile.

Deanna said...

You are a better woman than I am. Laundry money is my money. It sort of makes up for the gum and ink pens.

Just Ramblin' said...

A little bonus was left for you for being so good about giving back his money! I wish money was left in my dryer! Nola

Micki said...

What a cool thing...money in the dryer!
Micki

omashee aka Barb said...

Found money inmy dryer goes towards my stitcing stash. Now if I could just give off subliminal messages that I need more stash money!! WooHoo

Valerie said...

My rule is finders keepers!!! I have did this so many times. Are you getting better? I hope so.

Thelma said...

I enjoyed this post and the comments! I'm like most of the others, I think it's my tip....and it goes right into my change jar!

FrancesB said...

I believe 'money laundering' is illegal... ;-)