This renovating thing has some slight drawbacks. For example, if your laundry is spread from pillar to post, you’ll have to find another place to do, well, the laundry.
Step 1: Find a place with both a tap and a power point.
Step 2: Oh, and a drain.
Step 3: This place should not be the kitchen, directly in front of the sink, as the kitchen tiles are not finished and also the kitchen is then unusable for the length of a wash cycle, which is 1.5 hours.
Step 4: Yes, 1.5 hours. This front loader is 10 years old and likes to take its time. I imagine they’ve got faster over the years.
Step 5: The tap and the drain and the power point, remember?
Step 6: No, not the bathroom either, as it’s also being ripped to bits and currently has no taps. Or power points, come to think of it.
Step 7: We’ll settle for just the tap. And the drain. Don’t you have a tap just outside the laundry door?
Step 8: No.
Step 9: Find the outdoor tap. Not that one in the front garden, there must be another one.
Step 10: On the far corner of the house? Really?
Step 11: Far corner of the house, you say. Which is not undercover. And it’s directly in the middle of a rainy Melbourne winter. When I need 1.5 hours of non-rainy weather per wash cycle.
Step 12: It’s not raining right now GO GO GO. Where’s that long outdoor extension lead?
Step 13: Good thing we’ve got this handcart. I’m sure we’ll be going to hell on it soon.
Step 14: No, wait, that’s a handbasket.
Step 15: Enjoy your al fresco laundry experience! In between rain showers.
Is that a black cloud? Oh crap.