There’s nothing like getting your washing dry outside on a line.
The biggest thing I missed when we were on the boat was my washing line.
I was interviewed three times on Boat Living by the local media, even got a 5 second shot of Maggie and me on the local TV news! Our friends both boating and in the town knew it was me on the radio because of my washing line comment, and it stuck.
Of course coming here and having a garden, we could put a line up so it was one of the first things Hubby did for me. This is our first wash load on the new line in October 2017.
Today dawned bright and sunny so we decided to do the washing including sheets and doggy stuff as well and had three wash loads!!!
My washing line is about forty feet long, and was full after the first load of bed linen and our weekly stuff. We improvised using the over-the-bath airer for the smaller stuff and Hubby secured that to the end of the line with twine which gave us sufficient room for towels and tee shirts.
By the time the third wash was finished, the sheets were dry so we had space for the dog blanket and bed cover. Hubby had been up into town for an INR test and nipped into the discount store to purchase a ‘smalls’ space saver for a pound.
We were outside fixing the water butt height when the weather started to turn. Though no rain was forecast, the sky turned grey and it got cold. The butt is now two inches higher than it was and considerably lighter as we had to empty well over three quarters of it to lift it, but it should solve the problem of the overflow leak when the butts full so that the rainwater goes down the drain pipe as it should.
The good news is we managed to get everything dry outside, and the freshness of the bedding should give us all a good night’s sleep.
However, Hubby also came back with another 10 meters of washing line, so I may end up with two now!
Oh well, we had His and Hers hoovers in the cottage, so why not His and Hers washing lines?