Monday, June 9, 2008

Laundry Day!

It's the little things, right?

Like enjoying laundry (or at least that it's finished!).

Laundry on Ometepe Island

On Ometepe Island, you can see the women gathered along the shore at permanent washing stands with little roofs for shade!

The beach in San Jorge

On the mainland side of the lake at the beach in San Jorge, the same story plays out with people coming to wash both their own clothes as well as clothes of others for pay.

And my version, where for health (allergies, to be general) and laziness (I think I have a few better things to do), I have a machine to wash the clothes (or at least spin them around in soapy water) and dry the clothes (or at least spin them around to lessen the amount of water).

Then I hang them to dry in the beautiful garden (and a room inside when it's raining) and there you have it, clean laundry (or at least more clean, the lack of hot water and real washing machine always makes me doubt)!

Then all you have to do is unplug the washing machine from its extension cord to the kitchen, drain it through a hose you got from the shed down the stairs outside, move the machine back to its place, mop up and make sure the laundry outside dries before it's rained on. Simple! More or less. But a whole lot better than washing by hand!

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