Monday, September 28, 2009

Laundry day...

I had a fun day out with the camera yesterday...wandered around outside a closed antique shop, and encountered this vintage washer.

Today, while I had laundry going in the other room, I had free time to download and edit photos. While I was having fun with this one, it occurred to me that if I didn't have my nice modern laundry appliances, I would have a lot less time for the fun stuff I enjoy.

I think it's only natural that there are days when we yearn for simpler times. But the older I get, the happier I am that I was born when and where I was, and enjoy all the conveniences and technological advances of our time.


  1. I agree, totally. Who would want to have to stoke the fire to boil the water to boil the clothes then scrub the clothes, then wring the hot clothes out, then wait 3 days for the soaking clothes to dry (probably only to have them fall in the mud because the clothes line prop fell down!). I like my sleek (?)white beauty that is my automatic washing machine and I love my dryer even more. I'm sorry for all the carbon emissions but my clothes are clean, dried, folded and put away. Amen!

    Cheers - Joolz

  2. The "simpler" actually translated into "more work!" I'm with you--give me my modern conveniences! C

  3. I agree too, mind you I still dry my clothes the old fashioned way, either outside, or now when the weather is wet and cold, in front of the fire!!!

    I actually don't mind the ironing part of it, I find it therapeutic,

    Gill in Canada


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