March 02, 2004


Kevin left me his keys so I can access the laundry room. Laundry is an interesting chore here. The washing machine has the capacity of a thimble, yet has about 15 different buttons and dials to set. It takes--no joke--2 hours to complete the cycles, one of which includes spinning the laundry twice as fast as the engine of my Miata. It doesn't so much clean the clothes as it beats them into submission. Still, the clothes do come out really, really clean.

And all stretched out. For some reason the washing process completely takes the shape out of each item. Our shirts are now nearly as wide as they are long. It's a good thing I don't mind baggy clothes.

There's no dryer so we have to use a drying rack, thus creating wrinkled and crunchy clothes. It also limits the amount of laundry we can do at one time. Each load basically fills up the drying rack and they don't dry in the 2 hours it takes the next ones to wash, so you end up having to drape the second load of clothes all over the house. This is the mistake I made today. Too bad because I'm the kind of person who does all of my laundry in one go.

Posted by Shelby at March 2, 2004 03:39 PM