May 12, 2008
Doing things the old fashioned way
In another effort to go green, we've unplugged our fourteen year old dryer and are air drying all of our clothes this summer. With five people in the house, clothes lines now criss-cross our backyard. It looks like the crowded side streets of a major metro on a hot summer day! Our first design defect was putting some of the lines too close to the pool. One of my patented cannonballs drenched some of the clothes. Back to the design drawing board. They say that drying clothes this way is cathartic, but I'm declaring it time consuming. Pants, towels, and shirts make sense, but handling smaller items conflicts with the time value of money. We need to buy a new Energy Star compliant washer and dryer to compliment our air drying!