A daily photo-blog of my life as an American transplanted in the UK.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
Day 84 of 365: Laundry Day!
Awe...look at me...being all housewifey and doing the washing. The truth is, we've let it pile up and I'm out of clean socks. I did also unload the dishwasher and start a new cycle. No medals or gold stars for my achievement chart, thanks...just doing my part.
If you notice there on the dial it says 120 at the top...as in MINUTES. Isn't that crazy...TWO HOURS to dry a load of laundry?! Even then, they won't dry in one go in this sucker. It usually takes two rounds of 120 minutes. So, yeah...roughly FOUR FRIGGIN HOURS!! To think I used to get pissy back in the States when I had to pop an extra quarter in the machine when it wouldn't do my drying in the initial 45-minute allotment! This is clearly why laundry for me here takes all day (maybe even several days) to complete. Even if the wash load is finished in 30-45 minutes...we still have to wait until the ones in the dryer are good to go before you can take them out to fold. OH! And get this...there is a condenser which means you have to empty a little tub of water each 120-minute cycle or else your clothes won't dry completely. It's great fun!!
As many things as I love about England...our current dryer is not exactly one of them. While I appreciate we are fortunate enough to have one, I just wish it was a little more efficient. I can't be the only one who feels this way.
After two and a half years in a long-distance relationship, I packed my life of 29 years into 21 boxes and moved to England to marry and be with my husband, Matt. Now I'm reveling in the youth of my 30s in Great Britain, supply-teaching in primary schools near Birmingham and enjoying newlywed life, being a mommy, and all the surprises they bring!