Friday, September 16, 2005

Dirty Laundry

Growing up, life was pretty simple. Sure, after so long, I learned how to do my own laundry. Washing the bed sheets, matching the socks and turning the t-shirts inside out to keep the print from fading. I even actually have good childhood memories of weekends hanging out at the laundromat in the apartment complex we lived in with my mother. Weird little notes adorned the billboard there about things being sold, babysitters wanted, etc. But, washing things was simple then and have been until now.

I've been in my house a little over 2 years now and can tell you where the two nearest dry cleaners are. I also can't tell you where the nearest laundromat is. Why would I want to find one if I have a washer and dryer at home? Good question. I have a king-size bed. The sheets fit in the washer alright but the comforter doesn't. It also cost me over $20 to dry clean one the last time and that's as much as most DVDs so it ain't happening like that again. I did a search on Yahoo and actually found a laundromat nearby but they don't answer the phone and honestly... they could have been out of business a long time knowing how some sites are updated. I might have to start looking through the yellow pages and hope. Right now, it's looking like a bathtub full of Woolite and a laundry line or... dry cleaning. Maybe I ought to put plastic over my bed spread for the time being. Things really were simpler when I was younger.

4 comments:

Teri said...

You can bring it over here. We just got a new washing machine that has extra large capacity. Our king size blanets fit in it. We can make it a movie (any Colin Firth movie will be my first choice hehehe that reminds me I have plans for my birthday, will have to fill you in later), wine and washing machine night :)

LoraLoo said...

I made the huge mistake of having our king size comforter laundered at a local dry cleaner (major chain) and they ruined it. My fault for having it washed, although the instructions did say it could be... their fault for denying they'd done it.

Fred said...

We're just teaching our kids how to do laundry. Give it to them - I'm sure they'll be happy to do it!

An80sNut said...

Teri, why does bringing my laundry to your house make me think quilting party. Scary. I'll figure something out. B) Thank you though.