Mom: Kirby is a curious (nosy) kitty. He wants to get into every thing. He found a way behind the washer and dryer and broke the dryer exhaust hose. We pulled it out and repaired it. Then this week, he did it again. Even though we thought we had his entry way blocked. The laundry 'room' is the entry from the kitchen to the garage and is only as wide as the two appliances with two doors in it. In other words it is tiny and cramped when you have to wiggle one or the other to work on them.
We started out this morning to repair the the hose. We had indoor/out door carpet in front of the appliances so they would not just slide. They had to be lifted slightly and then slid. Our Son suggester Super Sliders but the carpet was still an issue. So I took it out. How do you get the carpet tape and its sticky residue off the floor? on your knees and with Goof Off spray. Be sure to have all the windows open cause that stuff will get you high!
While we had then pulled out, we decided to swap them. The washer was on the right and the dryer on the left. Their doors opened against each other. That means we had to lift the wet cloths over both doors to get them in the dryer. For me, the short one in the family, that was a problem.
So off to the hardware store to get parts, longer hoses and more super sliders because when they get carpet tape residue on them, they do not slide! We got the cold water hose disconnected, no problem. Disconnected the hot water ans it was not turned off so started gushing hot water all over the house, garage and my husband. Now, both the dryer and washer are blocking access to the garage, so I had to go through the house to another door and around the house and turn off the water at the water heater.
Thank heavens for SHAMWOW! Four big ones and four small ones started soaking up gallons of water.
After the mess was cleaned up and the appliances in their new place, this is the only way he could plug in the dryer.
This is the temporary blockage to keep Kirby from going behind again. WE are planning to build a wooden block!
And here is the cute kitty, himself! approving the change! He was locked in one room during the whole process and Angel was in another under the bed to keep them safe. She still had not come out.
We know cute kitty pictures are better than this long blog. But a one hour project turned into a 5 hour project!