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what not to do when taking washing in

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Dawnieher3headaches Report 27 Jun 2008 19:33

just been and got 2nd lot of washing in, because it had rained the basket had water in so thought Id carry it in as wasnt a lot.
Had put socks on the top of the pile and my hands wobbled wouldnt of been so bad if I hadnt of been walking past the pond at the time. luckilywas only two socks that went in.

Mrs.  Blue Eyes

Mrs. Blue Eyes Report 27 Jun 2008 19:35

lol I once tripped over the threshold of the back door with a basket full of just washed stuff, it flew out right onto the nice fresh dug rather damp flower bed...


Dawnieher3headaches Report 27 Jun 2008 19:37

I was just trying to give the fish somewhere warm for the night lol

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 28 Jun 2008 03:59

Dawn, what are you like lol? You always manage to find a laugh in a mishap, bless you.


Teddys Girl

Teddys Girl Report 28 Jun 2008 10:23

When I am taking washing from basket to downstairs to put in machine, I generally drop something on the stairs, and it does not get washed. Generally socks or knickers.

Taking it in without putting in basket, have dropped something and then trodden on it, so it is all muddy and dirty again.

Thats s..s law.



Dawnieher3headaches Report 28 Jun 2008 10:49

if you dont laugh youd cry after the year my family are having if I didnt laugh at it all id of been finished off by now.

1st lot of washing out safely this morning another lot to go out but am meant to be taking tiddler to pictures so hubby might have to do it but then he dont hangit right.


Mazfromnorf Report 28 Jun 2008 11:39

dawnie hope you all right It is raining here I dont need a pond lo!!! still pput washing out though because pavements arnt getting wet lo!!!


AnninGlos Report 28 Jun 2008 13:03

Dawnie loved your comment about hanging it right. Why don't men hang the washing right?



Dawnieher3headaches Report 28 Jun 2008 13:49

really warm here blue sky with lovely white clouds.

cos the mens way of thinking is its pegged on the line so its ok


Merlin Report 28 Jun 2008 13:57

Dawnie,I Would never have thought that you were a "Washerwoman",**M**.:o)>.


Dawnieher3headaches Report 28 Jun 2008 13:59


hubby calls me that quite often when I get into one of my ranting modes, definitely not ladylike then.


Claddagh Report 28 Jun 2008 14:11

More than 40 years ago, my ex hung the washing out once, and once only.He used 4 pegs for the whole lot. This is true!!! I couldn't believe my eyes to see the 4 'bunches' of clothes. Needless to say, they didn't dry.Maybe this was a clever ploy to get out of having to do this ever again?
How many times have any of you hung a lot of washing out, only for the line to break? Great fun!


Merlin Report 28 Jun 2008 14:14

Mother Hubbard type the Dawnie? :o)>.pmsl.xx.


Dawnieher3headaches Report 28 Jun 2008 14:17

well the cupboards definitely bare here.


Harpstrings Report 28 Jun 2008 14:20

Good afternoon everyone

Boy do I know what its like to have a line full and the blessed line breaks - have had that happen on two occasions I can think of. The air was rather blue I am ashamed to say lol.

As for the way men put out washing - they do it on purpose. I have learnt to zip my mouth. Its amazing how my OH's nickers need 2 pegs but my xxxl nickers only need to be hung with 1 peg. lol

Tina xx


Claddagh Report 28 Jun 2008 14:44

At least your OH used two pegs for his, and only one for your knickers, Tina, but can you imagine what it looked like to have a full machine of heavy clothes all hung up on 4 pegs? I made a photo of this to prove to our families that he actually did this.It did make me laugh though.

Glad I'm not the only one who's line breaks, and who turns the air blue.Mine looked more green...

This same man managed to set the back of his pyjama jacket on fire, whilst leaning nonchalantly against the cooker, talking to my aunt.Next thing I knew was the pair of them galloping up to the second story,him with flames leaping up from his back, where I was hanging the washing up.I nearly had hysterics, couldn't stop laughing,My aunt was trying rather futilely to slap the flames out.Why they didn't douse the flames downstairs will forever remain a mystery.


Harpstrings Report 28 Jun 2008 14:50

Oh dear, I did not quite get what you meant Claddagh - you have now cleared my foggy brain - pmsl gosh, that is a photograph to behold - I would send it into a national paper! lol

Naughty him, first rule if you are on fire is to drop to the floor and roll over to dampen the flames -he was lucky. Tsk!

Tina x


Merlin Report 28 Jun 2008 15:11

Tina, Perhaps he only used one peg to make it easier to get them off.**M**pmsl.:o)> ( Could,nt resist that ) xx.


Claddagh Report 28 Jun 2008 15:12

He popped in yesterday.I was still amazed and amused at the speed at which he gulps down a scalding mug of tea.He must have a throat made of asbest!

He actually took that pyjama top to the insurance office where we live.The look on the young woman's face when he laid it on the counter was also something to remember.He actually got recompensed for the p.j's!!! Both instances are true, not even slightly 'coloured'.

Everyone must have funny or exasperating tales to tell about washing.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 28 Jun 2008 16:04

pmsl at the hanging it out right lol

I keep telling K. bottoms up, tops down rule i.e. hang tops from their bottom hem and trousers from the waist band, always inside out so seams dry quicker, things don't fade when we have sun, and bird droppings make less of a stain lol

After 11 years he is getting there but still not right, he always knows if he hangs things out and I come home before they are dry, I will alter the way they are hanging, amend that I will Correct the way they are hung lol

He had been doing things for himself for a few years after his marriage break up so was sort of organised lol I soon changed that !