Monday, October 15, 2012

Three Weeks' Worth

Laundry, laundry, and more laundry - three weeks worth!  That's what happens when we're not home for more than two weeks.

I did laundry the weekend of September 22-23, and I'm finally getting a chance to do my laundry today.  I guess the good news is I have enough clothes to go that long - and I have my own washer and dryer to wash and dry everything.  I'm really appreciating that last part, because I did Jeffrey's laundry at the laundromat on Thursday.  It's been ages since I've used a laundromat for anything.  But Jeffrey needed clean clothes, and we had a busy weekend planned, with no time to do laundry, so that's what I had to do.

There's a nice laundromat at the apartment now, which we did not have when we lived there, so I didn't have to go far.  Still, having to pay to wash clothes - and trying to figure out what the difference was between the $1.35 top-loading machines and the $1.85 front-loading machines, because the amount of clothes I could put in each was pretty much the same - was hard.  So I only did Jeffrey's clothes - two loads in the front-load washers, two dryers to dry, and then another $1 to run a dryer again because everything didn't get dry.  But, he got clean clothes, and I brought his sheets and towels home along with my clothes, and I'm washing everything today.  Last load is in the dryer now.

Yep, it does take a bit longer using my own washer and dryer, but that's OK.  I like it much better, and next weekend I can get back to a regular schedule, instead of waiting three weeks to do laundry.

(Note: my regular laundry schedule now means Saturday night and Sunday, so Jeffrey can bring his clothes home on the weekends, get them washed, and take clean ones back with him.  Sure, he could use the laundromat at the apartment, but why should he?)