Laundry Lesson Learned
You may remember that some months past I was lusting for a clothesline. First, I tried a drying rack (brilliant idea Sandy, but still working out the kinks), but didn’t buy a quality specimen, and, let’s just say I learned my lesson about investing my money wisely.
We tried repairing it, but we finally decided to let it go. Instead, on a trip to the hardware store, I bought myself some old-fashioned clothesline, and some clothespins to go with. Rather than sink posts in my yard (as was one of my plans) I decided to use some existing posts–the swing set, and an olive tree. I’ve jimmy-rigged myself a clothesline for the summer, and have successfully hung up 3 loads this week.
Of course the first load I hung in the evening, thinking I would gather it in the morning, only to find the bottom portion of the pant legs sogged from the sprinkler action during the night. Oh well. Another lesson learned. Hang and collect laundry during daylight.
I’d like to get another rack for the cooler/wetter months, when I might have a random sunny day to hang out laundry, but won’t want to keep the line up all the time, however next time I will definitely be looking for something sturdier.
But for now, I’m enjoying what I’ve got. A little squished, and somewhat blocking the kids’ swings, but I”m working with it. And so are they. My son has already helped me hang a load, and I’ve been enjoying the chance to sneak outside while doing “housework.” It slows me down a bit, but in a good way.