I’ve been away, but I’m back now…
Seems as though I’ve been out of touch with my blog posting, but now I have returned to a more “normal” routine here in the closing days of cottage life here in Michigan. Home for a good portion of last week, and then the big Labor Day weekend “gathering” of kids and grandkids here, I was not able to post any cogent (or non-cogent) thoughts during that time.
It is, indeed, “crunch time” here at the cottage, with the closing date of September 16 rapidly approaching. My plan for the remainder of this week is to visit the laundromat, starting tomorrow morning, two or three times so as to get the numerous beach towels, bedding, and various other items laundered and ready for packing away in their respective Rubber Maid containers. In the past, I’ve always waited to do this tedious—but crucial—duty the last week of the season. Not this year! That’s why I’m starting later today to round up all of the towels and load them into my Ford Ranger so we can get to the laundromat early tomorrow morning.
Once those two or three big, front-loading washers swallow my quarters and begin to do their thing, half the battle is won! Then the other half begins once I load the towels into the dryers and feed more quarters into the hungry devils. Then, it’s just a matter of waiting—and feeding the machines a few more times—before it’s time to fold and pack the clean towels back into the truck and head back to the cottage where another load of something or other awaits. But the good thing is, this is all happening two weeks before “closing day,” and it still feels like there’s a bit of time for fun stuff.
So now, it’s time to post and then go get busy with my new and improved end-of-season laundry plan. We’ll see how it works out…MLA