Laundry Spinning March 18, 2017September 12, 2020 by usathroughoureyes Round and Round the Laundry goes and where that sock is we do not know. Share this:ShareEmailPrintFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Tags: State parks usathroughoureyes ~ USA Through Our Eyes ~ Stories Told Through Words, Photographs, Videos and Sound Related 44 thoughts on “Laundry Spinning” Thank you. Its seems we smile and laugh all the time these days. So glad you are along with us to share these moments. LikeLiked by 1 person so sweet – am still smiling from your charming laugh 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people LOL for sure! LikeLiked by 1 person LOL,LOL. I can only believe Donna that all of us have fallen victim to the missing sock phenomena. Wouldn’t it be great if sock manufacturers offered a money back clause if a sock gets lost while washing. We sure would buy stock in that company. LikeLiked by 2 people Yea, where does that sock go?? I’m still looking for a few to match up to my singles! 😆 LikeLiked by 3 people Not sure or at least I would hope not. For me there was always that respect factor and perhaps I was more honored that they had spoken to me. LikeLiked by 1 person lol – did we, at their age? xx, mgh LikeLiked by 2 people They don’t know class yet 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Nobody but a few college students are ever very well dressed at mine – and kids almost always look askance at anyone who is no longer young and foxy. xx, mgh LikeLiked by 2 people LOL, LOL, LOL. It is interesting to see the expressions on peoples faces though…. LikeLiked by 2 people I generally wear something almost bag-ladyish, since I want to put everything else in the wash. hmmm – wonder if that’s why I don’t make a lot of friends at our laundromat – lol. xx, mgh LikeLiked by 2 people Isn’t it a hoot. One gets creative when bored in a laundry mat, lol. LikeLike Oh! I just had the chance to view the video. So cute! I love the churg-churg of the dryer in the video. !! Great! LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you Madelyn for your warm thoughts. You got us laughing describing laundry facilities and how frustrating the machines can be. We’ve put a lot of quarters in with no return on the investment. Yes, we do our best to keep smiling given all our blessings. Its funny because on the road we sometimes run out of clothes and we are scary to look at when we enter the laundromat. This only comfort is there are others dressed even scarier, lol. LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you Martina. We too agree, fellowship with others is how we are wired. We learn so much from interacting with others like you and reading about their experiences in the world. LikeLike As in old days!! I think this is very useful to get into contact with other people. I wish you much success:) LikeLiked by 1 person My laundromat is mostly full of women who seem to be washing clothes for eleventy-seven families – several rowdy youngsters in tow, so it is difficult to engage them in conversation. We smile wearily at one another. But this post is a nudge – I’m rapidly running out of clean clothes and the washer in the apartment basement does little but spin wet clothes around until it’s time to pretend to rinse the soap out. If the weather doesn’t allow me to get out next season’s threads, I’m afraid I simply MUST make a run — van or no van! (Mother Courage of the laundry cart?) Fun to see your smiling face, Audrey. I’m guessing Tom is down to his skivvies so can’t be photographed? 🙂 xx, mgh (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com) ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder “It takes a village to educate a world!” LikeLiked by 4 people Thank you Martina. We’re gonna have to check this story out. In our travels we end up in laundromats weekly and we always meet some interesting people with terrific stories. We are so happy to be connected with you and seeing things through your eyes. LikeLiked by 2 people Thank you Theresa. We believe its going to be fun spending some time along the Susquehanna River and exploring the Amish communities. LikeLike Looking forward to hearing about those adventures and especially the people you meet! LikeLiked by 1 person 😉 LikeLiked by 1 person Hello Audrey, your short video in the laundromat reminded me very much of one of Lucia Berlin’s short stories ‘ A manual for cleaning women’. This is a place where people meet and tell their stories!! Thank you very much for your hint. Best regards Martina LikeLiked by 4 people Yes, the folding isn’t as easy but we make it fun anyway. We are just a couple days away from our next road trip. It has been fun getting the van ready, preparing meals, plotting the route and researching the areas we want to visit. The greatest part is not having to worry about when we have to be back… We are learning to let each day unfold as it may and the people we meet guide us with their stories of life. We are happy to know you will be with us Theresa!!!!!! LikeLiked by 2 people folding is still not so great. But a good podcast helps you get through anything! How are plans for your next travel coming along? LikeLiked by 2 people Love it. Remember those ole wringer style washers. Now that is when laundry was a chore to dread, lol. LikeLiked by 2 people he he I was surprised by how it made me almost look forward to laundry. We have an old house (1929 Tudor) and the laundry is in the (semi-finished) basement. It feels dungeon-esque. But there they are, the washer and dryer, our space-age machines, waiting to be helpful! 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people We are smiling so brightly right now Theresa while reading your reply. Such a precious memory of the laundry machine from the past which we can relate too. Loved how you worded the machines of today looking like you could shuttle off to Mars… windows like eyes. The new ones are entertaining with their chimes and electronic gadgetry making what was once a boring routine fun. LikeLiked by 2 people LOL. LikeLiked by 1 person I was never so lucky. LikeLiked by 2 people Yes, true. That reminds me, we just got a new washer and dryer (after 20 years with the old set) when the washer broke down and was no longer reparable. It was one of those front-load washers, made in Sweden because this was 1994 or so, before they started making them here. It had served us well, but was very industrial-seeming. Our new laundry pair looks like you could get into them and go to Mars. Gleaming, front-loading, with windows like eyes. They dominate our laundry room (in a nice way). And, they sing to us! A little trill happens when you turn them on. I thought it would be silly when we started using them, but now I actually look forward to going down and putting in a load. I never realized how cheerful it could make one feel to hear a fun little trill when one is putting in laundry. 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Thanks Theresa its one of those necessary chores that all you can do is make them fun. LikeLiked by 1 person LOL, LOL, LOL!!! LikeLike Love this shot! So “everyday” but also unique. Nice! LikeLiked by 3 people LOL. So its the same in the Netherlands as here. This is comforting to hear Ann. LikeLiked by 2 people Nice to see you Audrey, overhere the same, Always I find one sock! 😉 LikeLiked by 4 people And He had mercy on me this morning because all the socks are accounted for 😉 LikeLiked by 2 people and the great part is He hears and knows exactly where they are, lol. Isn’t His sense of humor great!!! LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, is it not the great mystery to be solved…. where is that sock, lol. LikeLiked by 1 person Ah, how nice to see you! I always think of that Seinfeld episode where he goes on and on about the missing socks hiding and then running off when the human isn’t watching (LOL)! LikeLiked by 2 people And of course, I am doing laundry this morning, so you know what I’m thinking lol praying all the socks are there LikeLike Isn’t it the truth, lol. LikeLiked by 1 person Amen to this. We met so many unique and wonderful people at the laundromats. This particular one was filled with a majority of road travelers with some great stories. LikeLiked by 2 people There is always that sock…where do they go??? lol LikeLiked by 5 people We’ve all been there. A laundromat makes one really appreciate having the machines at home!!! LikeLiked by 6 people Please Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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