An update to my bitchy post about not having a dryer, I have to admit that it never once occurred to me to wonder if I could change the cords, which I both could and did. From there I went on to wash all the laundry that needed it. It's all finally folded and sitting in baskets ready to be put away.
So, thanks to everyone for the comments. Thanks to me for having finally gotten around to that. Thank you dryer that I'm not feeling the middles of socks where they are draped over the coat hanger to see if they are dry yet.