Finishing the day on a funny

The washing line broke today and everything ended up on the floor.
Luckily, everything was dry and the lawn cuttings from earlier had been collected and put in the composting bin.
Surprisingly I was not angry or upset, as I realised the line had been on borrowed time really having noticed a couple of ‘thinning areas’ ready to twang, which they obviously did.

Hubby went up the road and came back with a new one, and that’s when the fun began.
He climbed on top of the Man Closet to secure one end in the bolt ring embedded in the wall, then gave me the rest of the hank to unravel and walk down to the post.
I dropped it.
And in picking it up, it did its own thing and came undone, but not in a sensible and tidy way. There was orange spaghetti everywhere and I couldn’t sort it out! Hubby was laughing his socks off, saying only I could do it. I have an A level in cock ups.
Anyway, we got the necessary length and he cut it to size for the line, making sure I could reach it.
I’ve shrunk one and half inches in the past two years, so I was glad he was considerate to check and duly secured the line to the post.
He put the scissors on it and the line naturally dropped.
If I put any washing on it, it would be dragging on the floor, so he had to make adjustments and asked if I like a pull cord in the centre. I told him no, I would manage by throwing something over the line to drop it to my height so that I could peg out everything else. I refuse to get a box to stand on!

Photo: The first line in situ October 2017

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Finishing the day on a funny

  1. Sadje says:

    Why do we shrink in the wrong direction?

  2. murisopsis says:

    Oh dear! Glad that the laundry didn’t need a re-wash! I’m lucky that my clothes line hasn’t snapped – but just saying that has probably jinxed me!!

    • We did have a rotary line in the cottage, but overloaded it and everything did need to be rewashed. Hubby put me a line up from the back wall to the silver birch tree, putting the line through some hosepipe to protect the bark. I’d never go back to a rotary now.

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