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Week 8: Appreciating European laundry

June 27, 2015

SO many others have written about hteir experiences abroad.. in trying to do laundry today I discovered a drying room, and have no idea about it. So I googled it and found this post. It is informative. For me anyway. Many days I feel like I have come to some backwater place to live, the drying room really made me feel that way and having only one washing machine in a 3 tower apartment building. But this lady says that it is better for the clothing, despite the huge inconvenience to me the weare of the clothes. The clothing bought here is of such low quality that they need all the help they can get.

Another 52 Weeks

This weeks assignment isn’t so much a challenge but an acknowledgment. The realization that there are silver linings to be found just about anywhere.

And it revolves around dirty clothes.

Before moving to Switzerland I had lived in about 122 different apartments and houses. In almost all of them I had access to washing machines and dryers IN my living quarters.

And then there was Bern.

Let me explain a little about laundry in Swiss apartments. Often there are no washing machines and dryers in the apartment units. The machines are communal, in a basement, and shared based not on a first-come-first-served basis but on an assigned day of the week.

Our day is Friday. When I first learned we would have one day each week for laundry, my jaw dropped. At four months pregnant I could only imagine the laundering needs of a new little person. I’d heard tell…

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Smithfield Doll House

January 15, 2011

In a little town called Smithfield Virginia where Smithfield Hams come from there is a little museum in downtown that houses a little treasure that I found and wanted to share with all of you. It’s a little doll house built of the Smith home in Surry county Virginia between Jamestown and Smithfield. The details amazed me and I was very impressed with Mr. Smith that made it. Especially with all the little details and wonder where he got his supplies and how much of it he made by hand. Seeing this treasure there in a town I have fond memories of the backside of. I almost wanted to ask for a job there as I saw ways to develop the potential of the museum and get a few more tourists into town. The nearby art scene a few doors down boasted some treasures and some talent I hadn’t seen before and one that I will blog about later. Please enjoy the Smith House.

Historic Black Photo found

January 14, 2011

She’s here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 15, 2009

Mirror and Me

November 29, 2009

New Beginnings

November 29, 2009

Toys I want to play with and eat the results!

July 22, 2008

Hello world!

August 10, 2007

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More Asian Library Online

June 25, 2007