Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Yes, I have a washer and dryer. I've had a pair my whole adult life, even our first apartment had them, but no standard (and really old, I might add) washer/dryer would be able to handle our enormous mattress top which fell prey to an unfortunate pee incident (what? It wasn't me, I swear) yesterday morning. So off I went to the King City Coin Laundromat armed with quarters, lap top, books, knitting and anything else I could think of to get me through two hours of wash-spin-dry. Wow - the washers are a lot more expensive than when I was a kid taking my comforter on the bus to the laundromat on Belmont. Come to think of it I haven't used a pay washer since college and even those were only fifty cents a load (could it really have been that cheap?). Well, it was a nice peaceful place to be, let me tell you. I put my feet up, opened the laptop and settled in. The only snafu was I didn't bring quite enough quarters - the washer was $3.25 alone and the dryers were twenty-five cents for 8 minutes - so it was still a tad damp when we got it all set up at home. I just pretended like I was camping - everything always seems a little damp when you camp in Oregon anyway. So I had a good time - you know you're hard up for alone time when a trip the laundromat is met with happy anticipation - will I still be getting a mattress pad for our bed? Absolutely.