Sunday, March 30, 2008

Well, I Never!

Posted by MANDI at 8:12 PM
I just did something I never thought I'd do up here in Red Dirt Central. After nearly two years, and just two weeks before we leave, I made Hubby bring the dryer out of the shed and set it up for me!

It has rained here since Tuesday night. Sure it's stopped for an hour or so, here and there, but it has been grey, gloomy (reasonably, unseasonably and fabulously cool) and wet for five long days. In fact, we've had over 100ml in the last 24 hours alone. We have the tiniest of back patios that gets soaked with every shower and nowhere to dry clothes. We do have a line strung up in the shed but that only goes so far and, with no breeze in there, anything on it takes ages to dry. After five days of putting off the washing because, "the rain can't last too much longer" we had hit desperation point. The toilet-training toddler had no underwear and was most displeased, the school-going lad had no uniforms and was becoming quite anxious and the parents-who-work-to-feed-clothe-and-keep-the-offspring-well-shod were in dire need of appropriate apparel. Hence the cry to Hubby.

Now I have a couple of loads of clean washing, each person in the house has been appeased, and the best bit (which I'd forgotten)... after they've been in the dryer, there's no need for ironing!

The rivers around here aren't the only water bodies in danger of flooding. Here's a picture of the pool this morning. The water level usually sits just under the top section.


Sam Marshall on March 30, 2008 at 8:47 PM said...

Good on you! I've had mine going too.
Love your pool.

Iris Flavia on March 30, 2008 at 11:49 PM said...

Two weeks before you leave??? Oh, boy! That dryer wanted to say good-bye to the place, I guess ;-)

Great pool!

Hope it stopped raining!

Melody on March 31, 2008 at 5:19 AM said...

Trust me, I *know* about non-stop rain. You sure you aren't living in the tropics? *heehee*

(Thanks for your good wishes too BTW!)

Anne at #3 said...

My washer and dryer have been going non-stop for 24 hours (well minus a bit of sleep time!) because our household has been infested with the dreaded NITS!!! I think every doona, doona cover, pillow, pillow case, mattress protector, sheet, towel, soft toy, hat, and article of clothing worn in the last week X 4 has been washed clean and fresh! And then Rach woke up this morning still itching her scalp! HELP ME!!!

Chantalle said...

I absolutely loved it when it rained up there. It's magical. The place gets transformed. Never did it with kids though...

You must be getting so "incited" at the prospect of going home. You'll be able to have proper holidays too, not just going back and forth every time you have some time off.

Hope everything goes without a hitch.

PS - Loving my house, except when the strongest wind in Melbourne in 25 years blows down trees over my new fence!!


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