Monday, June 30, 2008

Catch Up Day

Today, the local Laundromat made enough money off of me to stay open for at least another month! Seriously. Do people realize that 2 trips to the laundromat would completely pay for a washer and dryer of their very own? Whatever happened to $.75 washers and $.50 washers? Do you know that inflation has driven the cost of washing a load of clothes up to $6.00 a load??? That's just the washer! And I did about 7 loads in the commercial sized washers, so you do the math! And why would I spend my hard earned money on the laundry you ask? Well, over the course of the last few weeks, the laundry was one of the many things that got tossed to the side. I just haven't been home long enough to complete a full load. Cary's been turning his undies inside out for quite some time. No, I'm kidding. I think he actually went to Walmart last week and bought a few more packs of drawers. Poor guy. Anyways, my dryer is slower than a turtle walking thru a puddle of syrup. Thus, we would have been decoratin' a freakin Christmas tree by the time I finished all my laundry. I thought it would save me a few brain cells and some sanity to just go get it all done at one time. Now, have any of you ever gone to the laundromat with your children on a hot summer day in a small redneck sort of town?

My day went a little something like this...

I am NOT gonna tell you again, GET OUT of that laundry cart. I don't care if Daddy pushes you around in it when he brings you here!

You're gonna make that cart flip over. I told you you were gonna make that cart flip over.

PLEASE keep your shoes ON! What do you mean you put your shoes in the washer? Yeah, you're right. They were pretty dirty.

Yes, you may read the Avon catalog. No, I'm pretty sure it doesn't belong to the big scary man who was sitting there.

I'm so sorry Ma'am. My daughter is really fascinated with tattoos. Too much Miami Ink???

What happened to all my quarters? WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU PUT THEM IN THOSE EMPTY MACHINES??????????????????

Okay, so they were pretty good, really. I mean considering it was a million degrees outside and they had to entertain themselves somehow for 2 hours! But I'm not exaggerating. Those are all statements I made today at the laundromat! And then I had to come home and clean out some drawers just to fit everything in them! I don't think ALL of our clothing has ever been cleaned all at the same time! I also got my house spick and span today, even got the floors mopped! Clean clothes. Clean house. Clean bodies. Does it get any better? If I was a kitty cat, I'd be purrin' right about now! Prrrr, prrr, prrrrrrrr....

9 comments:

Ashley said...

I wish I could have sent my clothes there with you! You should see my laundry room, it's so full I can't tell what is clean and what is dirty anymore.

The last "fun" experience I had at a laundry mat was when we were in Germany trying to wash clothes and all the directions were in German. This girl can't speak German, let alone read it! After many tries and tons of soap on the floor (because I didn't know you were supposed to grap a bucket for the soap) we finally got our laundry finished. I have been scared of them ever since!!!

Nickel Mom said...

Oh my goodness! You deserve a large hot fudge anything!! That sounds like a lot of work!! Nothing better than a clean house and clean laundry though! That makes Mama happy! :o) Where are all the pictures of the kids in the cart and the crazy stunts? You didn't have time to take any inbetween loads? hee! :o)

circus of love said...

Clean house, clean clothes...after a week like last week...you deserve several days off. I think we were on facebook at the same time tonight and you im'ed me but my internet disappeared as soon as I typed "yes, I am here."

Nickel Mom said...

Okay...secret revealed. It is a lotion from Hawaii. I have a hawaiian friend and she brought it back for me. I've loved it ever since! :o) Now I just order the bottles online. (instead of making her go to Hawaii to get them for me...isn't that nice of me? hee) They are a little expensive, but worth it...it's all I use. It's called..Amazing Maui Babe Browning Lotion. (could they get a longer name?) I order it off the www.mauibabe.com website. However...beware of the 1/2 dressed/risque chicks on there. strange website, but good lotion!:o)

Jonatha said...

I can't believe that laundromat is still open - I had no idea! The last time I went there was when I was 5 or 6 and my aunt bought us candy cigarettes - the next day I was in the hospital with pneumonia - had to be the cigarettes... Needless to say - I have a laundromat phobia these days. Thanks for adding me on facebook! I can't believe we haven't run into each other yet in this redneck town ;)

laytonfamily said...

Hooray! All All ALL your laundry is done!

Anonymous said...

You may get Cary to check the dryer to make sure lint hasn't stopped up the exhaust or inside the dryer past the filter. Next thought would be the heater element. If it seems to be heating some but not well enough it could have a second element for the hotter setting. They really aren't too hard to replace.
Dada G.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it just like Dad to give practical advice on your blog?

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Well, actually this dryer was like the cheapest one they sold 8 years ago and that old saying you get what you pay for, it's true! It's never really worked all that well, no matter what house we've lived in. The first house we cleaned out the pipes really good thinking it was clogged with lint and it didnt' seem to make a difference. We've also lived in 2 brand new homes including this one where there shouldn't be anything in the pipes and it's the same old story. I'm always really good about cleaning out the lint filter after each load. I even cleaned my filter the other day with soapy water to get that sticky fabric softener film off of it. I think the heating element was replaced in it a few years ago and I can't say it made much difference. It's just a sucky dryer, to be really honest. I want a new one so bad. But my car needs tires and Cary needs a new car worse than I need a dryer!