2002-06-15 13:09:18 (UTC)

Liberating Owen and the Friday Five

We had so many errands to run today we decided to use both
vehicles. John went to Albany early in the morning to begin
doing his shopping and errands. We met later in Corvallis.
I did my grocery shopping and went to the library and the
we both went to Owen's dorm to bring him and all his stuff
home. John brought Owen's little refrigerator and his file
cabinet home and I brought most of everything else,
including Owen.

I got home before John and began putting barbeque sauce on
the chicken to start dinner as I knew he hadn't had any
lunch but when he got home he asked if we wanted to go out to
eat. I wasn't going to turn down that invitation so I
put the chicken back in the refrigerator and off we went.
We did a few more errands first--picked up the photographs
he'd left at Costco earlier, bought some t-shirts on sale,
and put gas in the van and then went out to eat.

And now for the Friday Five:
1. How often do you do laundry?
With two (now three!) teen-age boys at home, several
loads every day.
2. What's in a typical wash load?
Clothes and towels are the usual loads. Sheets are
done once a week.
3. Front or top loader? Powder or liquid detergent?
A front loader. John bought the biggest capacity
front loader he could find and it's been a good investment
for us as it saves both water and electric. Alas, it
doesn't help my back much to lift all those heavy towels and
I use powder detergent, the kind you buy in the huge
buckets at Costco.
4. Do you use fabric softener in the rinse cycle?
No, but I use fabric softener sheets in the dryer.
5. Dryer or clothesline?
The dryer in the winter but during the summer
months I often dry the heavier stuff--towels and jeans--on
the clothesline.