Beautiful bright blue, cloudless skies..got the windows open! Even have laundry hanging outback on the line.
Yes, you remember clothes lines...people used to do this to dry laundry. In the olden days, before dryers, everyone had a clothes line. You would wash things, and take them outside and use clothes pins to drape them on a clothes line. All your laundry would smell wonderfully fresh...not scent from an additive. And white things glow...just from the sun! This is a new found hobby for our family, since our dryer died, right when we returned from vacation, with 5 sets of sheets, 6 beach towels, and a weeks worth of clothes! We had to re-install a clothes line to dry things in an act of desperation! But now a month later...we are still doing it. Go figure!?
The process of buying new clothes line was nothing compared to the 3 stores we had to go to for clothes pins! All the while knowing that somewhere in our basement is a decorative little bag full of wooden pins from late 70's thru the 80's when I hung out things on a regular basis.
Laundry drying outside is a novelty...no one does it anymore...it's an oddity. Now our neighbors have all mentioned us having clothes out side drying...and I feel sure it's become part of the neighborhood talk. So I feel we are promoting closeness in our neighborhood, as they approach each other.."hey, have you seen the Pyne's have their clothes hanging out back!? What's that about!?" In the old days, the women talked over the fence to each other, while hanging laundry. You knew what was going on...and you didn't need to watch Oprah to get your advice...the older neighbor always had an answer. Recipes were shared right along with the latest neighborhood gossip. You didn't need a therapist either..you talked it out with a sympathtic neighbor! Medical advice was freely given..older Mom's knew what to do, as their kids went through it already.
And we didn't need to ask "..wonder if he wears boxers or briefs?" You knew!
It has lent new topics for my husband and I to talk about too! Weather has taken a priority...as we've had to watch for quick summer showers..."Oh, are there clothes out? It looks like rain!" And "Will you go pull the clothes in?" and the really favorite one as we settle in to sleep..."Did you bring in the clothes!?" ..has been added to : "Did you lock the door?" and "did you crate the dog?"
So for now, we just haven't replaced the dryer...kind of enjoying this forced trip back to the 80's. But Fall is about 70 days away...so winter lurks. And the remembrance of plucking stiffly frozen diapers, with my ungloved hands, in 20 degree winter winds, still looms large in my memory..and my athritic knuckles and wrists!
The weather Forecasters predicted that Thursday would be cooler, the break in a ten day heat wave, and they were right! Only going up to 86 today. Funny that 86 degrees seems such a welcome change! Today is like a gift! Although it will take about an hour longer for the laundry to dry without the high temperature! LOL! See imaginary emoticon of laundry on a line waving in the breeze!
Hope everyone is enjoying great laundry drying weather today!