Tuesday, May 8, 2012
This week I was admiring my sister's beautiful new red washing machine and dryer. She was showing me all the whistles and bells and mentioned that she could set her washer to start the next morning. This way, she throws a load in at night, delays the start for 7 hours and when she gets up in the morning she is already a load ahead in her day. Brilliant. As soon as I got home I went and looked at my washer and lo and behold, it has a delay button!!
I vaguely remember when I got my washer I saw the Delay button and thought "Why in the world would I ever delay a load of laundry?!" However, if you don't think of it as a delay- but as getting ahead- the button makes sense. Maybe the manufactures should rename the button!
So last night I loaded my first batch of laundry and set the delay button. I crossed my fingers and went to bed. When I woke up, my first load was just finishing! It was fabulous.
PS I know it may seem like I have a small life when I get excited about laundry- however, I prefer to see it as finding joy in the everyday;-)
PPS I actually enjoy doing laundry- it is strangely satisfying to take a whole lot of chaos and turn it into order (for a few hours at least!).
PPPS A big apology to Paul who woke up in a panic when he heard water turn on in the middle of the night!