So, I go walking down the stairs to check the laundry Angie had put in a while ago and to move it along.
(Angie wants to be sure ya'll understand that she wasn't being lazy. She just asked for my help. The stuff in the dryer was still HOT, so it wasn't really sitting there "a while," it was just time to move it. Thats all. So don't try and read into it too much.)
Lets just say, wet socks.
Ever stepped on the spot of the rug where someone spilled their water and you get a surprise wet sock. Well, as it turned out the washer decided it was as sick of the laundry as Angie was so it just stopped doing it. Wouldn't life be so easy, if life were so easy? Well just because the washer stopped it didn't mean that the clothes would stop getting dirty. Kids have got to eat. When the kids eat the clothes get dirty.
So we called the babysitter and hit the Bubble Hut for a couple of hours getting all the laundry done in one shot. Besides the cost the fact that we got it all done at once was great! Plus we got a few tips on the art of using the laundry mat from a few different people in both conversation and from observations.
Lets just say that we didn't feel like we "fit in".
Here is the valuable tip we offer: use several of the small dryers instead of the huge ones. The big ones, though convenient in that the y fit all the clothes, cost too much and are deceptive in their efficiency because you fill them up too much. The small ones give you 3 extra minutes for the same quarter and they make you feel like you can't fill them up too much. So you don't.