- I wanted to take a photo with non-embarrassing items hanging on the line (I'm not into public displays of my underwear)
- We were sick immediately after installing it, although I don't think the two are related
- We're still getting the hang of it and definitely need to install one of those thingies that keeps the line from sagging so much.
Our new line, besides being a lot bigger, gets a lot of sun and since it is higher, it gets a lot of wind too.
So far, since it's still new, we are loving doing laundry and hanging it outside.
I haven't been great about hanging laundry outside in the past, but I'm really trying now. For whatever reason, my Mother would hang out laundry outside for several days. I guess she'd get busy (?). She'd hand it back in folded piles and I swear the clothes were stiff enough to stand on their own. Not exactly comfy. Sometimes, if it had rained the clothes would smell funny. In my teens I would swear they smelt like acid rain.
Since my husband has always liked hanging things out on the line we have adapted to doing things differently than my previous experience: We try not to leave the clothes out too long (ie. not even all day usually) and we toss them in the drier for a few minutes to soften them up before putting them away.
Sticking to these few rules has seemed to help me get over my aversion to drying things on the line.
I had to include our matching his-and-hers "Hotter than I Should Be" t-shirts in the specially selected load of wash (chosen so I could take these photos!). They were from WWF a few years back. They don't seem to be available from WWF anymore, but you might be able to find them elsewhere on the 'net.
Once the wind picks up...