With the heat wave we’ve been experiencing in Kansas lately it has been quite a mission keeping the house cool. This means that we are running the air conditioning in one room, circulating that cool air into the rest of the house with a swivel head fan, keeping the windows closed and curtains drawn where there’s direct sunlight and minimizing heat generating activities such as blow drying hair, cooking on the stove and yes, ironing. So I thought I’d take it all outside.
At 104 *F the “tumble dryer” is powered by Mother Nature. This can take as little as 30 minutes or less per load. Only possible problem I discovered yesterday is to watch the humidity. It can leave the laundry feeling a bit sticky if you hang it out for too long.
Within five minutes we’ve constructed this pretty fantastic ironing board in the shade of the tree in the back yard. On my side of the line the breeze was cool and refreshing and everything I needed was right within my reach. Perfect! (The only thing I missed was some vibrating slippers to massage my feet. They’ve been swelling from the high temperatures, so standing for long periods of time is not working too well for me right now. And perhaps a good looking stud to fan me with some palm leaves... Heaven knows I'm h-o-t! I mean IT'S hot! :D
Many things in America is over-sized compared to what I’m used to, and although I often don’t understand the wasteful logic behind it one thing I am VERY grateful for right now is the over-sized ice cubes in the new ice trays I bought yesterday and the huge glasses that they fit into with such ease. (And no, Natasha, these cubes do not fit into your mouth – they’re that big! *wink-wink*)
After a few days of recovering from some jet lag and two days of cleaning and laundry I am ready to take a break and have some fun - looking gorgeous and wrinkle free! It’s just about time! Hopefully I can get back into a comfortable routine with writing my blog :)