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I love my clothesline

October 14th, 2011 at 09:28 am

It's a little odd to admit this, but I really love my clothesline, and I've been thinking about why I feel so attached to it.

First, it's a great penny saver. It's cheaper than the dryer.
Second, it's good for the environment.
Third, I love the way everything smells when the laundry comes in from the line.
Fourth , most importantly for me, it gets me outside to admire the day. Those first precarious spring days when I'm not sure it's warm enough to use the clothesline are so hopeful. The June mornings when it seems like everything is possible are so invigorating. These blustery yet blue October mornings I watch the busy squirrels,the wacky chickadees, and the woodpecker who is strangely attracted to our patio furniture. The dog sits outside soaking it all in, and I am away from the computer, the grading, and instead free up my brain. All of that, guilt free.

What else can do all this? The tomato patch--but that's another post!

5 Responses to “I love my clothesline”

  1. littlegopher Says:

    Ha - this is me exactly! And your fourth reason is the biggest reason I hang my laundry too; it's like time slows down and the whole outside experience is put into sharper focus. I find either people get it, or don't... and think you've lost your mind Smile

  2. My English Castle Says:

    LG: Maybe it's the zen of clotheslines or something...

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    This morning I dreamed I met up with two of my cousins and said "how is it your mom is large but you are trim, and when we last saw each other I was superthin but now my tummy is larger?" I am definitely going to exercise now. (I am taller now than my cousins now, they are older than me thus were taller when I was a child).

  4. PatientSaver Says:

    Spread the love.


  5. My English Castle Says:

    You women crack me up. It's worth getting up early to read the news from PS in the East and staying up late to read PG from the West.

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