My dose of reality
So much for a day off!
Hello fellow hubbers! Guess what? I thought I had the evening off today. So, I thought that on my day off I could relax and read or write something new for a change. I realized, however, that having a day off does have its consequences. I happened to be looking for a jacket that I thought I would wear outside so that I could take a walk. I thought to get my head cleared so that I could start writing something new.
However, that was not to be the case. As I was searching for a jacket, I looked in our laundry closet and noticed two mountains of laundry- one colored mountain, and one white mountain. "Sigh," I thought. "So much for an evening off." I dragged out the white mountain of laundry and decided it was best that at least one pile get done (Oh don't worry! My husband has offered to do the other colored mountain!)
So I gathered everything, including the many quarters I would need, and walked over to the laundry facility. As I walked in, I nearly bumped into another person who was coming out of the facility. I said I was sorry and waited for her to come out. As she passed me, she gave me a dirty look. I pretended not to notice and went in with my things.
I noted that almost every washer was full except for two of them. So I put the soap in. Then I literally stuffed in the clothes. I was contemplating on using a second washer, but then realized that I didn't bring enough quarters with me to do so. So I continued to stuff the washer. Once it was seriously stuffed, I fed the machine with quarters and started it.
Suddenly I heard a groaning of the washer, as if it needed a holiday as well. I waited for a minute, and sighed in relief when I realized it just took a minute to "warm up", so to speak. I made sure it was working and then I put the detergent bottle back into the basket. I then walked home.
My neighbor called as I was walking home. She asked if I wanted to go for a walk. I was excited because that was my original plan. I agreed and we decided that after I put my clothes into the dryer, I would go to her place and we would take one round in our apartment complex.
After I stuffed the clothes into the dryer, I made sure I put the dryer on for about 1 hour and 15 minutes. That is usually how long it takes for that many clothes to dry in our facility. I had the correct change this time, so I was not worried. I then started the dryer and walked to my neighbor's house.
We took one round in the apartment complex. By then, it was getting very dark. So I told my neighbor that I would have to go. As I was leaving, my husband called, asking where I was. I told him I was on my way home. He said he would get the rest of the clothes and that I could take a break. I was happy that even though I had to do my laundry, my evening off wasn't too bad.
Written by Rani Laha on 02/20/2012