So my brother and his wife were kind enough to bring a dryer with them this visit.
Since they still live in the D.C. area they have access to all kinds of wonderful sevond hand stores. Utility trift shops work better when there are a lot of people getting rid of things. Also around here people fix and jerry rig things until they disintegrate so they would never make it to the thrift shop.
This beauty represents the hope of life without cat hair on my clothes. Now the trick is installing it. It is a gas dryer and none of us have done this before. An interesting afternoon forthcoming.