Thursday, December 2, 2010

Home, where my music's playing

My city stay will be extended until June 30 and then I will be homeward bound. I have mixed feelings about returning. I love my cottage, but there was a reason I wanted to try out the city. Living here has been such a fun adventure. I do like being a city girl, bus pass in hand. I have been blessed with the perfect space in the perfect location at the perfect price. Perfect except for one thing. I miss my washer and dryer! The coin operated machines in the basement here are beautiful, state of the art. Brand new. Clean. They are shared by only six apartments..and the neighbors who live in the other five apartments appear to be clean and responsible launderers. Still I realize that I have taken the whole laundry thing for granted in all of my past lives. The only time I used coin-ops was back in college and at that time it was fun to socialize in the steamy, sudsy, noisy laundry room. Didn't really count. But I have been there, done that - I look forward to returning to the luxury of laundry on demand in my own home. I look forward to the day when I stop searching for quarters. I look forward to being able to forget that I left clothes in the dryer. My dryer.

Just finished: Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri ****(I have never liked reading short stories - till now!)

About to start: The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng


Tabor said...

When I was building the house before this one I had to live in a trailer for several months and doing the laundry by driving into town...ugh. Then a few years ago I lived in an apartment and had to do laundry at the end of the hall using a door key. I was always worried I would leave the key in the laundry room when I left and not be able to get my laundry out!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

Our dryer broke a while back, and I was hauling our wet clothes to the laundromat! There is something very humbling about having to take your laundry out of you house to be done, makes you appreciate the small things, which I think is a good reminder!

Dolores said...

Oh my.... how well I remember the laundromat days..... and I don't want to go back...... I love my washer, dryer and dishwasher way too much!