My Laundry – Before and After.

I will tell you one thing for free.

I write far too much about laundry and washing. So much so that I was in an adĀ for Napisan last year. I am not even kidding! I haven’t actually seen it, but I once heard it come on when I was in the kitchen.

“Grass stains? Pffft. That’s easy…”

It took a whole day of filming to get me sounding authentic. But I did it. The catering was AMAZING!

Anyway, yes. I do write far too much about washing and laundry because it is just so fucking endless and relentless and is always on my mind. I would wake and look at the day.

If it were sunny…“What a great day for drying!” I would think, just for a split second, before wanting to punch myself in the head. I had become that person.

Things have gotten really bad recently, with unrelenting rain and the death of the clothesline. Any chance I did get to tackle the pile proved fruitless. Now washing in our joint is a joint effort. I put a load and set the timer when I go to bed. Mr Woog hangs out that load before he goes to work. I then might do another one during the day and peg it out. And then when Mr Woog gets home, he brings the lot in.

But when it rains and rains and rains, things pile up and desperate and ineffective measures are taken.

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I woke up this morning and listened to the rain as it pelted down. My own eyes started leaking a bit. Mr Woog was up early and I went and threw myself into his arms and lamented at my current state, which was to be in a continual fizz about the washing. As stroked my head, and gave my hair a sniff. And then he did something, so exciting and so out of character, that I had lady wood all morning….

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This is the lady that sold me the washing machine. She knows EVERYTHING.

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The only hiccup was the talk that I got just before we hung the dryer on the wall, when he told me that he knew of couples that have gotten divorced after trying to hang a dryer together. But we got through.

It is like falling in love all over again.

One more look? SURE!

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MR WOOG WAS A HANDYMAN! Of course it is only being used when it is raining because I am a responsible global citizen….. BUT LOOK AT IT!