Friday, July 27, 2007

Family...Stronger than Dirt

My daughter came across the river for a visit yesterday and brought her laundry. All 200 pounds of it. She left around midnight and I got up around 3am and am finishing it up for her...I am on the third load.

When I say it was a mountain of laundry, I do not exaggerate. She defended herself by saying she hates a laundry mat, that the laundry room in her last apartment was nasty, that she spent $15 at the laundry mat because those dryers eat money!

Naturally it reminds me of me when I was that age. I hated the laundry mat too, and I swear, I would go through every item of clothing I owned before making the long trek to the washers and dryers. I thought I had hit the big time when ever I was able to live in an apartment that included a W&D.

We also dyed her hair. I should have examined the box a little bit closer when I picked it up as a surprise for her today. It is not disastrous or anything, but it looks nothing like the picture on the box. She looks great though despite the mess up.

My kitchen is torn up, my detergent is low, my water bill will be high....but the day is priceless.

10 comments:

Annie said...

Kids - Can't live without 'em - can't kill 'em. Sounds like a nice day.

ian said...

Man, I remember lugging my massive piles of laundry home from college. Doesn't seem that long ago, even though it really was. I remember one of the biggest caveats when I got my first place was that it had to have a washer and dryer in it so I didn't have to keep dropping quarters.

Ian

Bop said...

Luckily, your daughter only lives "across the river." When I was in college and first married,I used to save up my laundry when a visit home was coming up, too. We live in SC and my mom lives in FL, she used to joke that we had so much laundry that we surely must have stopped along the way in GA to pick up other people's laundry for her to do too. ;o) Moms are great! Can't live without that unconditional love.

Lisa :-] said...

Nothing like a purely "Mom" day...

Nelle said...

I have these days about once a month. My son was issued several uniforms for his job. He lets them all and all his other stuff get dirty before heading over. He complains that my laundry room here is UPstairs! Many times he has four or more loads for my large capacity machines. While he's here he also takes a half hour long shower. LOL Good thing is we have a nice visit while he's here. Gotta love them.

Ali la Loca said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I miss being able to go over to my mom's house for a weekend.

I've tagged you for a meme over at my blog when you get a chance.

Chris said...

I'm glad school and college starts next month because Brett and Trevor go through 3 to 4 wardrobe changes a day during the summer:)

rosemary said...

This might be your lucky day...do I have a bridge...err...washing machine for you! A Maytag Neptune, new, white, lots of dials and lovingly known as POS. I might just be needing to unload it...pun intended.

FutilRevenge said...

Ouch, 200 pounds. that is too much laundry. :(

liv said...

ooh! that's a lot of laundry. you sound like my friend who hosts her 2 collegiates each sunday while they do the wash...