Saturday, August 30, 2008

Ordinary Day

Note: I've taken out the picture of me buzzing my head. Too recognizable, I guess.
Though I want very much to reveal all of who and what and how I am, it's just
too risky. Sometimes I push the envelope, and I don't want to get squashed
in the process. My livelihood and the lives of others may be too adversely
affected right now. One day. One day

Saturday was chores day. Twice a month or so (if I remember) I give myself a haircut. No. 2 buz, all over; #1 in the front (sometimes). I always do things the same way, except when I don't.

This is me on my back deck, using the sliding glass door as a mirror. This is not detail work, friends. It works. I figure I save at least $10 by doing this myself. Would I look better with a little longer hair, nicely styled? Probably, but I'm too frugal; besides, I don't have to look at me.

There are always some trimmings left over, swept back into nature.

There is also laundry to do! Ugh. It's not the washing and drying I mind; it's the folding and putting away.

Here is my ugly-fabulous avocado green washer! Only $5o at the Habitat for Humanity store! The plain jane white dryer is on the left. [Yes, I know the laundry nook configuration is weird. It's a long sotry].

That's why I am so glad I have the beds set up in the guest room! New palces to put the laundry in my long-standing experiment to see if it will fold itself! Hasn't worked yet, but why give up now.

As you can see, I have plenty of room. Come visit.


Ur-spo said...

I tried to book on line but your B and B is not listed apparently.

BadgerBear said...

Back when I was hitched, I did laundry on Sunday mornings (I know; I'm a heathen). AND I discovered that I absolutely adore doing laundry. There's something wonderful about making order out of all that chaos. As a massage therapist, I do laundry every single day. And don't bitch about it much. But sometimes I admit that I wish the laundry elves would fold the sheets instead of me doing it - I tend to dump them on top of the dryer at work. Neither my business partner nor I love the sheet-folding. It got old after a few thousand iterations. But I still love folding clothes.

BadgerBear said...

I cut my own hair the same way. Except I do it inside in the dry shower then sweep up the clippings and shower off the extra.

Lemuel said...

I loved the comment about not having to look at yourself! I giggled because I've often thought the same thing.

As for the clothes on the bed, I giggled about that, too.

As for the extra space, if I'd ever be able you visit, I do not think that would necessarily be of concern - at least from my perspective. ;)

Steve and Warren said...

Your a busy man.

We enjoy your blog...

A Troll At Sea said...


be careful what kind of invitations you make--people will take you up on them.

And yes, it would be nice if laundry folded itself It doesn't.

On the other hand, I have someone else cut my hair, and it's sometmies quite... special.

I like the "in the dry shower" idea, though.


Topper said...

I love having a washer and dryer in my apartment! No more laundromat!!! I still cannot figure out how to fold sheets???? I have a terrible time with them. Now I have a new queen bed the sheets are bigger.

Derek said...

LOL I wash clothes, then leave them in the basket for a day, then it takes another day or two before I get back to fold them...the folding is sort of relaxing....then the next day I put things away...but the problem is I have to keep getting the clothes out to wear them during this process. lol

daveincleveland said...

i love my washer and dryer....i do all my laundry on sunday like badger and my new house has a clothes no lugging dirty laundry to the basement....but havn't figured out how to use the chute to get them back upstairs...heres to a good day for all
hugs from cleveland







afod said...

Like never before, my living room sofa has become the temporary storage for clothes needing to be ironed. I relate to the clothes folding!