Sunday, December 19, 2010

Laundry Quandary

Here's where we were tonight.

I was transported back to college days as we loaded the first of our 6 machine loads of laundry at the corner Discount Coin Laundry.

Why, you might ask? ... well ...  REMODELING time at our house continues. The kids all come home next week and we are staying at a hotel. Meanwhile, the washer dryer is disconnected, we watch television in my office and we eat on TV trays. There's a huge hole in the backyard and a fine layer of dust each day when we come home.

But tonight ... tonight was the best.

We loaded the car with two big baskets of clothes, joined the two college students who were crouched over their laptops, the 4'10" haggard looking mother with three kids hanging onto her pant leg and the homeless man watching the Simpsons on the TV in the corner.

It brought back memories of days past.

The difference today is that the machines actually work and the coins don't stick in the slots.

So ... if anyone has a spare room (and a washing machine) after the holidays ... call us.



A Daft Scots Lass said...

Wanna come to visit South Africa?

joel said...

@Gillian .... I'll be there as soon as I cash in my quarters! Thanks for the invite.

Matty said...

Oh yeah, I remember those college days alright. As in wearing my clothes longer than I normally would so I wouldn't have to go to the laundromat so often. Good luck with the re-do.

joel said...

Thanks Matty.

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