So the dryer vent is fixed. The persistent bird only returned for a week after trying to find his home. I tried to tell him it was in the trash can, but he wouldn't listen.
Laundry goes so much quicker now. Loads that took two or three 60-minute cycles in the dryer are now taking 30-40 minutes!!!! Can you believe that?!!! I can't.
Disclaimer: Laundry dries much faster, but that doesn't mean that the laundry is actually getting done. Just wanted to make that clear.