And, here are my responses:
I’ll answer the laundry question first because it’s an easy one. We go to the laundromat in town. This cuts into our budget, but we don’t have the space for a washer and dryer. That is one thing that we would probably do differently if we had it to do all over again. But we would use the apartment size ones to save space and water. I have never used a clothesline for drying clothes, but I think I’ll try that this summer. It would save a little on the drying costs, at least during the warmer months. I know having a clothesline seems like an easy thing, but I’ll bet there are few people who use them. I’ll document my adventures in clotheslining (isn’t that a wrestling move?)–let me change that to drying clothes on the line. Maybe it will help others get inspired to do the same.
Ron just walked behind me, saw the washer picture and said, “What in the world are you doing now!? You aren’t going to do that!” Don’t tell him, but I am. Since this is an experiment, I’m not going to purchase one of the models at Lehman’s Hardware, which is a hardware that caters to the Amish around here. I’m going to try the inexpensive bucket method first and see how that works. I will document my efforts here. We’ll see if I can prove him wrong. ; ) (Ron interjects, “WTF! Why? Why?)