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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
Stop for a moment and...
...contemplate a job completed successfully.

A new washing line

The washing line at the bottom of the garden had turned black from being out in all weathers. It had also lost its stretch and was no doubt on the way to breaking under the strain of a full load of wet clothes. This morning's job was to replace it with new clothesline. As the tree has grown since last year, I had to get the ladder out of the garage in order to reach up to tie the clothesline in place.

The other thing that had grown was the grass. Before I could hang the washing out, I had to scythe down the patch of grass under the clothes line. Thus a job that should have taken 10 minutes at most stretched out into taking much longer, but it's done now and finally I could pause and contemplate the pleasing sight of clean clothes swaying gently in the summer breeze. :)

Current Mood: accomplished accomplished

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kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: June 6th, 2013 01:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The photo speaks very highly of your efforts! I love it. My clothesline does not look so romantic. It is amazing what green can do! Mmmmm.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 7th, 2013 10:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I have been taking advantage of the good weather to catch up on the laundry backlog. Our tumble dryer died a while ago and I haven't managed to sort out a replacement because the modern ones are too wide to fit in the gap. At least the nice weather is giving me a breathing space in which to think of a solution.
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: June 7th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember you talking about that now! And we had a similar problem here but I lucked out and found a dryer that would work. I wonder if you could look into one of those washer/dryer combos. I used to love hanging my clothes on the line here, but the sun is so strong here it was rotting my clothes!
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: June 7th, 2013 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
We were just discussing last week how we carefully washed all our clothes and then hung them on a line with dusty pegs. But who washes pegs?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 7th, 2013 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
My pegs seem to stay clean. They live in a bag when not being used. I know some people leave the pegs out on the line, but I've never done that, mostly because when I had wooden pegs, they would turn black and then stain the clothes!
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