I remember when I became incredibly happy when the delivery of my first washer and dryer was made to our home in Virginia. I was at work and Ron called me to let me know “they” were home. When finally I arrived at our townhouse, I went immediately to the basement and touched those apparatus and almost cried. It was such a happy and joyful moment.
Now I look at my getting-higher-by-the-day pile of briefly used clothes and think how much I miss my buddies. There are so many things that require washing, drying, and folding. I have to walk around 50+ steps outside my condo to get to the coin operated machines. No quarters, no washing or drying. One more thing to think about. The collection of quarters. Life on the going down hill in the chapters of my soon to be thought about book. Maybe the title should be something like this; Happy Contessa and the battle with her briefly soiled garments. Have to be a bit sophisticated describing very common things. We are different, you know. Yeah! With no washer or dryer to make my life a bit easier. I am different alright!! It looks to me that I am almost checking out of this life turn and ready to enter next. Man, what’s going to happen next? Going from three (3) toilets to one and maybe none. Who knows!! That will be the day. I remember when I was growing up, there was no toilet inside the house. There was outside what you call in this country, an outhouse. It was not funny. I have come a long way, baby.
I should probably stop complaining and be happy and gracious accepting the fact that at least there are a washer and a dryer in the very close vicinity. I am blessed in some way. Things could get uglier. How ugly? Going for a month without washing a single piece. Better get some extra undergarments. Thanks God for the big “W.”
Well…so it was today…12 August, 2011…a day of missing my buddies…and being somewhat thankful for their substitutes.
Make it a very happy weekend. Every time you use your washer and dryer, think how fortunate you are. See you next Monday!
Your Happy Contessa
“You can never plan the future by the past.” Edmund Burke, Irish stateman, author, political theorist and philosopher. 12 January, 1729 – 9 July, 1797.