Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Drying the Laundry

I can see why people want driers. But they miss out on so much laundry folklore!

This morning we woke up to a misty dawn that turned into a clear sky. At breakfast we decided on 2 things: to go for a good walk in the morning, and to load the washer. The walk was lovely through the crisp, warming autumn air.

When we arrived home I hung the washing in the sun. However, clouds were gathering overhead, and within an hour it was pouring with rain. Not for long, but enough to soak the clothes in the line. This continued all afternoon: warm, bright sun and showers.

It seems a big price for refusing to move into the twenty-first century. But I know: tomorrow will be a better day, and everything will be dry eventually.

And no drier can beat the smell of clothes-line dried coarse linen sheets on a bed at night.

Absolutely nothing!

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