Checking the hourly weather forecast means I have been able to contentedly get a load of washing done and out on the line as soon as the fierce precipitations and the heavy clouds passed. I even shoved a pile of towels into the washing machine, they did not get pegged out onto the line till about 5pm. In-between I took some of the now dry stuff indoors. What was left was a bit damp. I’ve been glancing at the rotating washing line turn and turn in the light wind and keeping an eye on the skies…just in case.

An hour and a half later,just as we sat down to our evening meal, a horrible heavy yellow cloud clung to the skies overhead and we saw spots of rain on the window. Hubs and I dashed out to rescue the laundry. The tea towels were damp and the heavier towels were in need of a bit more time to blow in the wind. Just to be on the safe side, we unpegged everything. Thirty minutes later,the skies were inviting, clear and sunny. As I write, (20.04) the towels are back on the washing line, getting a good blowing from the wind. We can’t leave the towels out overnight as rain is forecast. They’ll be cold when we do bring them in but, hopefully, they will be a lot less wet and it will be easier to finish drying them.

What fun one do have in the pursuit of natural drying (in the style of a certain Mr S Pepys). 😉


0 thoughts on “YO YO-ING WITH WASHING

  1. Had ‘visions’ of your ‘to-ing’ and ‘fro-ing’……’hopping’ and ‘skipping’ all day…or almost all day! Plenty exercise, to be sure. Hugs! 😉

  2. Honestly, you wonder sometimes if putting yourselves onto the balcony, say in beach wrap wear, will become illegal on your balcony. What is your landlord afraid of, that you might hang something interesting out?

    The number of private apartment blocks that have the ‘tidy’ regs imposed on their residents worldwide, is interesting.

    Good on ya!

  3. Hi Free,

    We’ve had weird weather and a significant temperature drop. The forecast for the next week or so is not much better. I do like the freshness of drying washing outside.

    Let’s hope we get a last gasp of summer before we hit winter!


  4. I agree Marika, though I should love to use a fine day for a variety of outdoor pursuits, other than going to and fro to the washing line. At the moment, we have a settled spell of weather and can plan to use it.


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