As much as I’d hoped to be fully prepared for our move overseas there are SEVERAL things that have caught me off guard and the learning curve is pretty steep. For instance, I thought I’d have a washing machine and a dryer….silly me. It turns out I have a washing machine, but not a dryer. This could get ugly.
My washing machine is a pretty small automatic front loader that sits where a normal dishwasher would be in an American kitchen. Because the washing machine is in the spot my dishwasher would be then where is the dishwasher???? Ha! I’ve got three and they are currently asleep because it’s way past their bed time. In other words, no dishwasher. Sigh.
So, let’s do the math, shall we? Six people, times a minimum of one outfit a day (shirt, pants, socks and the unmentionables) equals 42 outfits a week. I’m not even going to attempt to figure out how many that would be in a month because the answer would be too depressing. One thing is for sure, it’s time to change the way we wear our clothes in this house.
I have two drying racks and a whole lot of desert sunshine so when I take the laundry out of the washer I use the drying racks on our balcony and the safety bars to hang up the clothes.
On any given Saturday you can bet my balcony is going to look like this, which brings me to my next subject…water day.
There’s just too much goodness wrapped up in water day for me not to write an entire post on our water situation alone. Stay tuned, that post is coming. For those who, like myself, have never done anything other than turn the knob on their faucet to get an endless stream of clean water… you don’t want to miss that post. I’m sure you’ll laugh and cry simultaneously, just as I have done this past week.
The short version on our water is this- The water supply is limited, so you only do laundry on water day, which is when the city cuts on our water supply. Water day falls on Saturday for us. Needless to say, we’d love to have you come visit us in our new home but don’t come on Saturday because we’ll be doing laundry. ALL. DAY. LONG!