Good night, Irene.

May 9, 2007

Journal, Lauren

Nothing messes up your bedtime routine quite like sliding under the covers, getting comfy, then realizing that you’ve left laundry in the washer. Worse yet, it’s laundry that requires ‘care’.  There’s no leaving it in the washer to mold or just putting it all in the dryer.  Nope, as we’re getting older, more and more of our clothes require special procedures that allow them to hold the ideal shape that our our own bodies can’t produce anymore.  So, I got out of bed, went all the way down two flights of stairs, and then tossed stuff in the dryer for two minutes, stretched, smoothed, and hung it up.  Stupid teacher clothes.

a whirlwind of disaster

Here’s the high-tech laundry system in the basement.  It consists of several conduit rods bolted to the wall, hangers, and a fan I got from my grandpa.  Back off, NASA – it’s patented!

The picture is blurry on purpose so you can't steal the design.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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8 Responses to “Good night, Irene.”

  1. Michele Said on:

    Yes -- stupid teacher clothes, but also stupid school athletic uniforms! Back-to-back LAX games (getting close to play-offs) and two away games in a row. That’s the red uniform -- line dried if you please!
    PS -- love your system -- taking notes now so I can duplicate!


    • Lloyd Said on:

      It’s just the cheapo piping from any old hardware store. To keep the whatever it is that’s on there from rubbing off on clothing we’ve encased the pipe in carbonite.


  2. christina Said on:

    I can sympathise, it’s 10:37 and I am waiting for the towels to dry so I can put the other cloths in the dryer.


  3. Brad Said on:

    You should throw some red dye into that washer. That would make laundry time more of an adventure.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I hate laundry any time of the day or night!

    (but love your design)


    • Beth Said on:

      REALLY? Laundry is my favorite household chore! I HATE dusting. Sometimes I go months without dusting. I may be OCD, but I have my limits.


  5. karla Said on:

    Sorry, but I have to thread jack here. My ants are back with a vengence. I’m sure it’s because of the postings here and on Brad’s site. Thanks guys, thanks a lot. 🙁
    Okay, thread jack over.


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