Sunday, May 18, 2008

There Goes the Neighborhood Part Deux

Ahh good to put all those years of French classes to use! Once again, I am out out to irritate the neighbors with my frugal ways. Actually this time, I don't think any of them can really see what I'm doing.

One of my "big" expenditures with our rebate was to buy this $49 parallel clothes dryer. I used to have to ropes strung on the back porch, but that was pre-BigDumbDog. We put a piece of lattice up for privacy in that spot anyway.

Yesterday was 94 degrees, and I didn't want to run the electric dryer (although I did to dry the comforter which was covered in Callie's fur). The dryer hasn't been put in the ground yet. So my ingenius idea was to fill a bucket with rocks around the base part, then add water for even more weight, and then lean it up against the house so it couldn't fall over.

It is way too high for me right now, but will be perfect once in the ground. This is the South side of our home, and there is a hedge between us and the neighbors to the South, and the tree and trailer help block the view from the street.

It worked, though. The clothes were dry extremely fast and I had two loads dry before abandoning the laundry for the day. Now it's time to head back out with a new load.


Anonymous said...

Sweet smelling dry clothes for free,plus excerise & sunshine for you. Maybe K. can help fold at least wash cloths, sox & underwear. What else can you ask for? Me in Mex

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Excellent! I hope we can do this someday, except our homeowner's assoc. has a rule against it. I wonder if I can ever get away with it? One of my favorite childhood tasks was hanging out the laundry. It smells so good when it dries!

jennifer said...

That takes me back! We had one of those when I was a little girl. I just hated having to take the laundry off of the line.

Take care

Mrs. Darling said...

Ive always wanted a line like that. I may just get one yet!

Amy said...

You are going to love it! Especially when you hang those sheets out to dry.

PS- You should peek over at because he said something about hanging clothes and poverty and not wanting to upset the neighbors. The last time I checked, there were over 365 comments!

Connie Marie said...

There are rules against clothes lines in some places???? Oh my word. We grew up with clothes lines, never had a dryer.

I thought how you set up your lines was pretty funny... where there is a will there is a way, and you proved it to be true!