*****I own a clothes rack. I use it. Thank you my dear problem solvers.... The first load that was half dry took 3 or 4 days to get completely dry. That's how high the humidity is inside and out. The second one took a day and a half. Another will go up tonight and while it didn't rain today, I wasn't at home to put any laundry out. It's supposed to be sunny tomorrow. My day is planned for me I think.... :)*****
*****I wouldn't buy a drier. a) Because it's expensive anyway you slice it, particularly with prices here b) I haven't used a drier since I was 14, except when I was at college and there were no clothes lines c) Because the price of running a drier is crazy expensive d) Because NZ homes do not have space for a drier. Literally - there is no spot. It would have to go in a bedroom or in the living room. e) I'm saving money, I'm using the sun as my natural bleach (seriously), and I'm fine with it. Except when it's been days on end and I'm wearing my ugly clothes. That said, there is some sun today - we're just sliding the drying rack in and out the door when we see the sun. It's less work than hanging the laundry and bringing it back in nineteen times*****
Elisha commented that the pictures on the last post look like it was a beautiful day. Nix that! Haha. I was sitting in the office at 2, and it hadn't rained (where I was) for 2 hours. Matt said it had rained at our house - that's about 5 minutes down the road. We went to the beach, which is five minutes drive on the other side of our house. Havie and I weren't sure if we were getting rained on, or if the water was coming off the trees. But behind us was gray/black skies, in front of us was a very gray, but sun-peaking sky - exactly the direction I needed the sun. Haha, it was funny, because those were the only few hours of sun - but they were still gray and gross looking, if you looked to the East/South.
Today it looks gray, but it's not pouring, so I think we may be doing some laundry. The laundry situation is getting desperate now. Last night I pulled pjs out of the dirty laundry for Oceana, because the other pair were in the washer (Matt washed a load, but then it rained).
This is my lot in life. My Mum used to put the laundry out 5x a day when it was like this, and we'd have to drop everything and take it in or put it out (we were homeschooled, so we were home to help with this activity). But I just don't have the where-with-all to manage that one. It would drive me crazy to do that. And I don't know that the laundry will ever get dry doing that. And besides - I'm not that observant. It's usually pouring before I notice.
PS. We have a tin roof of sorts - and when it rains (we have no insulation) it sounds like the British Army of old is marching across our roof. Hahaha. Anybody else experience this?