🎵This is the way we wash our clothes, wash our clothes, wash our clothes. This is the way we wash our clothes, when the washer's broken! 🎵
I feel like a pioneer woman... except, instead of a washboard, tin tub and outdoor clothesline, I have a bathtub, a mop bucket and a crochet clothesline hung indoors. .
Here are things I've learned this week:
#psa - when your washer doesn't drain and you run baking soda and vinegar through it to try to clean it, then run an empty cycle and all the water seems to drain, test that it's fixed by using the smallest load of clothes that you can. That way, if it's still not draining, you don't have a large load of clothes to rinse and wring out by hand.
-you can hang a clothesline indoors by using an upstairs closet door and your front door.
-you can save space on a clothesline by using hangers. -you can keep hangers from sliding by hanging two lines and criss-crossing which line you hang them on (see last photo).
-it is possible to go a week without washing cloth diaper laundry, given you have 6-8 covers and lots. of. inserts. Like 60-80. Or more if you double up. Stay tuned, I plan to count them...
Last night I (half) woke up to the sound of a pack of coyotes howling. They sounded like they were right below our bedroom window. Today we spent time outside, breathing that (unusually warm) autumn air. She smashes apples in her little pot because she’s making a “coyote trap.” If I could just hear that howling every night for the rest of forever. If I could harness these days, maybe bottle them up. I would.
Saturday’s are on my weekly schedule to change out all my Scentsy warmers so I won’t forget.
Today’s Scentsy bar fragrance is #clothesline because it’s nice and fresh...ok I was taking it all it. I absolutely love fresh air but the way my asthma is set up...I’ve been struggling thanks to Harvey. With this scent....I can breathe it in with no problems. Winning! I just ❤️ it!
Ya know, smells and memories go hand in hand...whatchu warmin’ today?
Georgia O’Keeffe had a very serviceable clothesline and. Kenmore mangle for ironing in her kitchen. My mom bought a mangle way back in the day. Used to iron my dad’s shirts with it. #kenmore#clothesline