I probably should have brought my camera downstairs today and taken some pictures of the inside of the dryer exhaust. We noticed that the dryer wasn't drying well and I have never cleaned out the exhaust in the 10 years we have had it so figured it must be time.
Filled up an entire vacuum cleaner bag and then some. At one point I had to stick my hand in the tube and just pull some out by the handful. Not a fun job and a lot of sneezing but hopefully the dryer will now work better (we'll know that soon enough).
Now - there is no excuse for this since it is a fire hazard and you should do it once a year but there I go again, being the pot calling the kettle black.