Monday, April 19, 2010

It Never Fails....

Doesn't it seem like sometimes you just get the household up and running, everyone is ticking right along, the routine is good, you take a sigh and relax and then


BOOM.....


Your old friend quits on you ...



She's old and has her nicks and not fancy, but she just quit on me without warning!!!





So while waiting on Mr. Repair to come, I've had to utilize my other old buddy....the laundry line. I actually bought it last year because I WANTED to...I love the smell of clothes hung out. My family is not too crazy about crispy undergarments but I think the smell is worth the crispness! I really don't mind hanging out laundry...I remember my Grandma Vivien doing this on the farm and I thought it was the most fun thing to help with. It's a great memory I have.

So until my friend comes back to life...I'll deal with it.

BUT....today my Baby D and her BFF K-Bug decided to have a picnic after Golf practice. (Their idea of a picnic was to raid both their refrigs and take it out to the deck. It was so cute!) So out to the deck they went to enjoy the sunshine and have a "picnic". They were greeted by a load of whites freshly hung on the deck. I didn't think much about it until I looked out there and they were dining amongst the Fruit of the Looms and the Hanes. I cracked up and had to take their picture.

It didn't seem to faze them...they continued with their Prom plans for this weekend. I hear dinner is at our house for about 12 of them. I really really hope Mr. Repair gets here before then...so the whole tuxedo/fancy dresses crew doesn't have to witness the family laundry hung around the house/deck/porch.

Oh well, it could have been worse I guess....my sis in law's dishwasher broke and waiting on the arrival of the new one. I feel for you L!!

6 comments:

Haley said...

My load I did at grandma's is very nice and soft but my crispy socks that hung aren't so bad either! Mr. Repair better come before the rain does all week!

jamjar said...

My family don't like the stiff underpants either but I think it adds character!!

A Gardner's Cottage said...

There really isn't anything that smells better than laundry dried on the line. I remember my grandma used to hang everything out ALL the time and in every season including winter (she lived in Co) I hope that Mr. Repair comes on time cuz sometimes soft trumps crispy. Have a great day.

GardenofDaisies said...

Look at the bright side... At least it didn't happen in the middle of winter. :-)

Barbara said...

I do love the smell of clothes hung out on the line, when I was a younger wife and mother it was all I had, we never had a dryer until 1980 that was 20 years of marriage and hanging out, giggles, I never missed it though. You never miss what you do not have. I only got a dish washer about 12 years ago, it lasted just long enough for me to get used to it, then BAM!! it quit, and would of cost more to fix it than to buy a new one, so now I use my two hands and my dh two hands, that is 4 hands working to keep two old folks dishes did up. LOL
Have a very blessed day. Barbara

Dee said...

LOL. They kind of look like decorative banners. You may be starting a new decorating trend. I like the smell of clothes that are hung out but the stiffness not so much. :)