Based on how I felt last night I was expecting to get at least my new-normal six hours of sleep. Nope. Got about 5.5 hours, but up since 4:45 and already started the 2nd load of laundry — bedding this time. I’m using different settings to learn how it all works and to learn how these machines decide on the timing of various cycles and options.
As others told me yesterday, these new-fangled fancy machines do take longer than the old-style machines that I am more accustomed to. I guess it’s a learning process. Apparently these new machines use less water, are more energy-efficient, and are gentler to clothes. We shall see.
Most importantly, I think I’m figuring how to prepare my yarns and such so that I can use the washing machine most effectively.
Yesterday when the delivery guys came, they were supposed to haul away the old washer. I told them they could actually haul it away or just put it to the street and surely someone would claim it. And someone did – the next door neighbor lady wanted it. Since I have a dolly (hand truck) I moved it for her, from the street to a space on her side of the yard that she picked out. I probably should not have done that, as I woke this morning with a twinge in my lower right abdomen. Nothing ripped or anything like that, but a reminder that I need to exercise caution.
I just hope she doesn’t leave it in the yard forever as they’ve done with many other things. :-/ But no matter, it is no longer my problem.
Later …. now washing the third load of the bedding laundry. I guess I just have to be content with things taking longer. sigh
I hope to finish the Old Shale scarf today. Just a few more rows and a bind-off. Then blocking. I’m not sure if I want to finger-block it or pin it out for a severe blocking. Also want to re-pot the plants that live in the kitchen window. I brought these with me from New Orleans, so they’re plenty hardy enough, but it’s been a few years since they’ve had new potting soil. I found a whole new bag in the storage unit when I moved the unit to make way for the dryer; now is as good a time as any to use it and make my plants feel better.
So it appears I have the day’s agenda in place. Plus I need to full some yarns for dyeing this week — some Blog Reader Specials and re-doing the custom job. So, into the day I go.