Thursday, March 04, 2010

P.S. Re: Previous Post

I am home now.


The laundromat that came highly recommended has been closed for over a year.

I discovered this after wandering around amongst the suits and well-heeled on Yonge Street searching for it while looking like a homeless person with my green garbage bags.

Finally stumbled into a store – arms killing me – and made inquiries. Was told of another laundromat a few blocks away. Driving over there I ended up behind a garbage truck on a street too narrow for passing. Stinky. Pee-yew.

There wasn’t a soul to be seen in this next laundromat and it looked like a great place for a murder. Decrepit. Dingy. The change machine wasn’t working & I’d used up all my change in the parking meter at the previous non-existent laundromat. No bank or corner store to get any change. Waited ten minutes for a human being to appear and then gave up.

Arrived home to a phone call informing me the parts for my washing machine have finally been ordered & a tentative repair day will be next week.

As for the dirty laundry sitting in the hallway? I shall think about it tomorrow.

I still have clean underwear.

Life is good.


Casdok said...

Your welcome to pop over and use mine! Washing machine that is not underwear!

Sherry said...

LOL at the way you told this...I have this "visual" now...but it sounds like a royal pain in the arse to have to go through.

The dirty laundry? Let it sit until the repair dude has been.

And even if you didn't have clean underwear until then? I'd just go out and buy more!!!!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

Wow. That post could be read as rich in metaphor. :-)

oreneta said...

If I was there you could come over, drink tea/coffee/whatever and chat while your laundry spun. Too bad.

Clean undies are good. If need be you can also wear them the other way out. I - of course - have never had to resort to that!!! ;-)

nursemyra said...

I'd just turn up at a friend's house with my laundry and a bottle of wine

Zhu said...

I only use laundromat when I travel or when I'm at my parents in France (small appartment + many people). And yes, you do feel slightly homeless when carrying back of dirty clothes!

Did I ever tell you we actually got mugged in Panama long time ago while looking for a lavandaria? Worst experience ever. I mean, getting mugged while carrying laundry sucks.

Gorilla Bananas said...

When you run out of clean undies you can always go commando.

Bee said...

You can always hand-wash underwear, or buy some new ones. As for the rest of it, it can definitely wait!

Years ago, I lived in Austin not far from the University of Texas. There was a laundromat on my street that featured a gym and a coffee bar! Now that's the only kind of laundromat that I'm willing to frequent.

p.s. Thanks for the Berg recommendation. I don't think that was on my Amazon list.

Maggie May said...

it's all good if you have a clean niney.

Angie Muresan said...

You can always go without.

Lynda said...

Read my last comment.. I was right.

All those other romantic fools.. reality is harsh.. LOL You could come do your laundry over here if you wanted? My eldest daughter arrived from Australia with a suitcase full of dirty laundry. I couldn't quite believe it! To this day I still don't know if she did it as a joke or because she couldn't get her laundry done before she got on the plane. You should have heard her weedling her way into my good books after the 3rd load.

Deidra said...

All you really need is clean underwear, right? Especially for the weekend!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Well, it sounds like you weren't meant to get your wash done. I hate laundromats, I've had more clothes stolen there than I care to admit. But when you have have to. At least you have some clean ginch and with luck your machine will get fixed next week. You can always turn your underwear inside out and wear them a second day. I also hear you have lots of well-worn socks if you're scraping the bottom of the barrel! Some days it barely pays to get out of bed, doesn't it.

Seraphine said...

you finally get to see what's in the back of your closet and at the bottom of your dresser drawers. you get to wear things you were saving 'in case i need them.'
when you get your washer fixed, put some of those things in a plastic bag and donate them, because there are suffering people out there that need them.
be thankful garbage trucks, creepy streets and laundromats aren't your daily drama.

and beth, thank you for the encouraging words you've left on my blog this week. i know you've had tough times too. your advice is well considered. hugs.

Cheryl said...

Yonge street! I remember that street from when I stayed with my sister for a while when her husband was posted in Toronto. They lived on Queen Street and I used to love walking around there. Toronto is such a nice city.

Hope your washer gets fixed soon!

laughingwolf said...

without clean undies, go commando! :O lol

Cheryl said...

I think the universe is sending you a message. Listen.
Laundry can wait, good books, should never wait.
Underwear can be bought or whatever you figure out, but wait for the repairman.

I LOVE how you write, you had me laughing out loud.

While you wait, take time to enjoy your time off from laundry duties.

Realliveman said...

I hate doing laundry. I had a kid to help me but she wised up and left for college HA

Beth said...

hey, as long as you still have clean underwear, you're good to go....the laundry will always be there!

Lainey-Paney said...

What a beating!

Seraphine said...

when your underwear get dirty, just turn them inside out and wear them again. voila.

Barrie said...

There are 2 things I like about the laundromat:
1. You can wash and dry a bunch of clothes fairly quickly.
2.I feel like I'm in The Edible Woman

Barrie said...

What was the name of the guy in The Edible Woman who watched the clothes go round in the dryer? Duncan???