04 December 2008

Adventures in Clothes Washing

I did laundry Thursday afternoon and it was an experience like none other. We don't have a washer / dryer in our apartment, nor do we don't have one in our building. Fortunately this is a common occurrence, and there are laundry facilities all over this neighborhood. We found one just up the hill and across the street and another around the corner, sans a street to cross. I chose to go to the second one, because it's larger and for some reason that translated to me as more convenient.

It's been a while since I did laundry. I think I washed clothes before my last trip to Vegas, which means before the move, before Thanksgiving, and before this whole week that's just about gone by. The dirty clothes were split between the two apartments, and therefore were able to disguise themselves as "not that many" clothes. But we ended up having five (5!) loads. I got to wash them all at once, which is a major perk. The drawback being I of course had to pay. And I'm not sure the convenience is worth $13, but it's my only option. So let's say it is.

Another perk - being around the corner from home. It's going to be very convenient for me to drop off the stuff that dries on a rack while everything else is drying.

Another drawback - the change machine doesn't take the new $10 bill. I had to go next door and buy something for change. That was my thinking at the time. Now though I realize I should have asked to swap $10 bills. I would have saved dollars and calories.

Anyway, our clothes are clean. I learned that a lot of men do the laundry in the SF Chinese culture, and that a quarter will only get you so far.
~ Danie D.
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  1. you know those baskets they have at laundromats - the one with the wheels and the bar on top to hang stuff on - i saw a woman on the strip this week pushing one with all her stuff in it. it struck me as odd - yet a person with a shopping cart full of stuff doesn't strike me as odd. maybe because i forgot those carts existed. anyway your adventures reminded me of that woman. that's all. time card time!

  2. Oh Dani! I love you to smithereens. Every few weeks I get on and read all your posts and it is so fun! We missed you two so much at Thanksgiving, and yes...we did think you might surprise us. We were super lucky to have Lucy, but you were definitely missed. Congratulations on your new place and your healthy meals and I am very excited to come see you and have some SF sourdough! Jessica