December 7th, 2004

long beard

laundry weather

So I'm doing laundry tonight, which is more complicated than I've grown accustomed to over the last three months, largely due to:

- My host parents owning a dryer.
- My laundry cycle being only six days long.

I've got a mountain of laundry to do, but in order to fit it all out on the line and still have a selection of outfits, I'm doing my loads like this: 35% of my jeans, 70% of my whites, 50% of my collared shirts, etc.. Later this week I'll come back and systematically take care of whatever's left.

As usually happens to me at times like these, I've become almost completely nocturnal. It is now nearly two in the morning and I will probably be up at least until the sun rises again.

I'd like to be able to hang some of my clothes indoors, as it would make things easier, but my mom hates it when I do that, mostly because she has art classes that need to make use of the area near the lanudry room. Also, she's told me what a nice day tomorrow's going to be and how quickly my clothes will dry. "Great!" I think.

Well, it's rather chilly and cloudy out right now... about -12ºC, actually. So I figure I'll check the forecast for tomorrow, in anticipation of this "nice" day ahead:

A "nice" day in December in Halifax:
"Tuesday: Sunny with cloudy periods. Becoming cloudy late in the day. Snow beginning in the evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the evening. High minus 5."

Cedrick, forget Mexico, come on down here!
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    busy busy
long beard

clunk clunk laundry adventure

This is zarking ridiculous.

I washed my shirts as follows: Warm wash, Cold rinse.

There was steam coming off them as I hung them out!

Also I noticed some strange clunking noises coming from the part of the clothesline that skirts the outside deck.

It was the sound of my jeans from the previous load, frozen solid, banging against the deck.

I think I'll be going to the laundromat tomorrow...
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    tired tired


I just called my old job, and they said the volumes are really light and they've already been telling people that they weren't needed to come in. What a relief to have finally made that phone call; I was petrified! It would have been nice to go in and make a few dolllars, but it's no big deal.

On the bright side, I'm invited to their Christmas Party on the 17th. That'll be fun.

My jeans look frozen solid but my shirts are actually swaying in the breeze, so that's another good thing. I should go check on that soon.
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    relieved relieved