Thursday, November 1, 2012

Laundry Day

Tonight we packed up all of our dirty clothes in our suitcases, waited 30 minutes to hail a cab and went to our apartment to do laundry.  This was quite an ordeal because the laundry is in the basement and our apartment is on the top floor (6th).  So, we took 2 suitcases and a stroller down to the basement, emptied out one into the washer (the others were being used), and tried to figure out how to use the laundry cash card for the machine, losing 6 dollars in the process.  Then we took 2 suitcases (one empty) and a stroller back upstairs to our apartment.  I fed Piper then we went back down to the basement with one suitcase and a baby in arms.  Emptied out the washer to the dryer, and refilled the washer with more clothes.  Suitcase and stroller were then taken back upstairs.  We then started to paint Piper's room green since we are not moving in until Monday.  It was during this time we both realized how hungry we were and that we had somehow skipped lunch after having a fairly big breakfast.  So, we went back downstairs with one suitcase and a stroller and put the other clothes in the dryer and took dried clothes out of dryer and into suitcase after a quick fold of important items and a refill of the laundry card.  We then took the suitcase and stroller back upstairs and left with just a stroller to find a place to eat.  After dinner we grabbed the other suitcase from the apartment and filled it with the rest of the dried clothes.  Can you say exhausting?  I have never spent so much energy doing 2 loads of laundry!  It will be easier when we don't have the suitcases I am sure but we were both missing our laundry room with washer/dryer side by side with no laundry card slot.  Did I mention it is $2.50 per use of each machine?  Wowza!  You better believe we stuffed those machines to the max!!
We did meet a very nice lady in our building who was also doing laundry at the time.  Her name is Judith and she has awesome, BIG, red rimmed glasses.  Brett says she looks like an English teacher.  I would guess she is in her 60s (sorry if you ever read this Judith and you are actually much younger).  She was very nice and we might have bombarded her with some questions about where to get your haircut, what was proper laundry etiquette, and where to eat dinner around here.  She led us to a great "Mexican" food place that is a few blocks away and decently priced.  Oh, and they have free delivery!  It was very delicious, we will be going back!

Here are a few pictures from dinner at El Mitote

 Piper girl was there too!

 Here is our laundry room in the basement.  It is really clean and a very nice space!

8 comments:

  1. Am I the first to post a comment on your blog!?! I'm so proud of you. I will love keeping up with Piper...and you and Brett of course throught your blog!!!

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  2. I wonder if Brett should invest in the company that sells Woolite. Suspect you might become a heavy user.

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  3. Wow! That does sound exhausting! I guess you can get your workout and laundry done at the same time! haha

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  4. Just reading this makes me tired! Miss you guys!
    ~Audria

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  5. wow, what a crazy adventure. I'm impressed y'all made it as long as you did before doing laundry for the 1st time. Lately I've had to do it every other day with Seth making so many messes! keep the posts of your adventures coming!
    Susie

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  6. Love all the information about your experiences in the Big Apple. So glad you are safe and met a nice neighbor names Judith like your aunt. I can see her in big red frames as well.

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  7. What an adventure! Thanks for letting us follow along. Hope Brett doesn't mind taking a shower with clothes drying all over the bathroom. I can imagine that a lot of stuff will just get "washed out and hung up to dry". Prayers for you as you get your furniture delivered.

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  8. Oops! Just found out you're blogging! Yay! Sorry I missed the last month...but now I get to catch up all at once ;)

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