Monday, June 13, 2005

I hate laundry

I've been a good little domestic goddess today - made the bed, did the dishes, semi-cooked dinner (half cooked, half leftovers), even made lunch for TK to send him off to work. And laundry.

God, how I hate laundry. I used to complain as a kid because the laundry room was in the basement. Then I discovered the "joys" of coin laundry. It wasn't so bad in college, 'cause everything was either jeans or T-shirts and they didn't have special requirements. My first apartment had one washer and dryer for the whole complex of 9 apartments, but I managed to get my laundry done without running into other people too much. It was nice when I was dating a guy with his own house, 'cause I got a few years of free laundry use out of it. Not good enough to keep dating him, though. The best was at our townhouse last year, 'til our landlord decided to sell and we had to move. We had our own washer and dryer in a closet just off the kitchen, with plenty of room to hang wet laundry. At this complex, laundry sucks. (sorry Mom)

We have 6 washers and 6 dryers. Today, all 6 washers were in use when I dragged all my laundry to the laundry room - across the complex and down a flight of stairs. Oh, and coin-op but no changer, so you have to walk to Albertson's around the corner and buy quarters. 15 minutes later, all the washers were done but still full. 15 minutes later, I could finally start my laundry. 6 loads. Ugh. It's normally closer to 4, but I did towels and extra sheets since my sister was here, and lots of laundry from both trips (Vegas/Grand Canyon and Napa/Sonoma). Come back to move the laundry along, and one of the washers decided to crap out on the spin cycle, so everything's sopping wet. And this is the load with all the hang-dry shirts and my jean skirt, etc. So I have to wring them out by hand. Then hang everything in the bathroom on the curtain rod to half-dry so I can dry them on "delicate" tomorrow. What a pain. Laundry is a 2 day process because of this - but otherwise our clothes shrink from the dryer.

Now I'm on to folding, which I can do while I watch The Daily Show on TiVo. Then I get to watch Into the West that I TiVo'ed this weekend. -- And hey! I found a $20 in the wash - Bonus!

That was probably more painful for you to read than it was for me to do - but hey, you read my blog, you get what you get. :) Just kidding, don't leave! It'll be more interesting tomorrow, I promise.

Trip reports coming soon...


At 9:58 AM, Blogger Lu said...

Wait until you have a daughter (age six) who approaches her daddy with "we need to talk about this LAUNDY SITUATION" because I did not wash her jeans fast enough, then you'll really hate laundry!


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