Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scenes from a Laundromat...Earning my Street Cred...

Today marks the third week we have had to trek to a laundromat due to our little construction project. It has been...well...interesting. The first week we went, it was very crowded causing my anxiety to rise and culminating in me breaking one change machine, dropping all the quarters on the floor once I did get them...and my husband to hiss under his breath when he was helping me pick them up, "Please try to act like you belong!!". :-)

We have it down to a science now and I have enjoyed trying to beat the record each week by completing the laundry with the least number of quarters I can. (Seriously...that may be slightly pathetic and indicative of my need for some real entertainment.....but I'm keeping it real, peeps...keeping it real...)

I feel extremely positive that I will not have the opportunity to go for another personal best as after a slight delivery delay, the floors are here...and being installed as I type (and they totally rock...pictures soon! :-)).

Today I decided to take my camera to help pass the time and aside from a few quizzical looks, I enjoyed looking at the laundromat in a whole new light.


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18 comments:

Kam said...

I just happened to be sitting here after a pretty fantastic Sunday nap and saw you posted a few minutes ago. I have to say, I just love this post! Bless your heart! But it will all be worth it when you get your renovation done and get to exhale! On the flip side, I love these pics! You have such an eye, Kate! Not to mention a way with words. Thanks for the smile.

Jboo said...

Ahhhh laundromats -- I've seen my share of them and the way my washing machine sounds lately, I may have to visit again. And Maddy thought it was such a treat to go to the laundromat! Keep repeating . . . it will all be worth it!!

Have a great week.
Janet

Jodee Leader said...

You poor thing! Although I hate going to laundry mats, I am always easily entertained while there. I could watch people for hours there! I love the pictures that you took, and I can't wait to see pictures of your new room!

Felicia said...

Just think how much you'll appreciate your laundry room when your construction project is done. And, what a great photo opp...these pics are very cool!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

This post totally cracked me up....I could just visualize this all going down!!

Like Felicia said, it will all be worth it in the end....and who knows, it might make you actually enjoy doing your laundry....I know, I know....that is pushing it!!

Great pics as always:)

Happy CNY...hope you have a great week!

Lisa

Rachel said...

Great pictures! How great that you made lemonade today!

Can't wait to see teh new floors!

Michelle said...

Very artsy photos. I really like them. I am picturing all the stares as you were snapping away. lol

I'm glad your construction project is wrapping up. I'm sure you'll be glad to be back folding your clothes in the comforts of your own home.

Laura said...

Can't wait to see the room complete and I would've loved to be a fly on the wall when Jim hissed.

laura

Sue said...

Can't wait to see the finished renovation. We are doing floors next month so I love to see this stuff!

Nothing beats time better than taking shots..never mind the stares. I love them.

Sue : )

3 Peanuts said...

Good for you for making the best of a bad situation. i love these shots. If I loved near you...you could come do your laundry here and we could hang out:)

Kim

Chris and Deb said...

these photos are classics Kate! Just think...you would have missed them if you hadn't made the trip to the laundromat! Can't wait to see the new laundry room photos! I am sure you are ready too!

Jennifer said...

Love the laundromat shots. Okay, I can totally picture you dropping the quarters and Jim telling you to act like you belong. Cracking up here!!!

Love the pic of the Frank's soda. Classic!

Jen

Ivy said...

Oh those pics bring back memories...but a few quarters bought at least 1/2hr, I think.

I admire your patience, I'd have to rent one, or my neighbor LOL.

Hugs,

Ivy

Shelly and Family said...

Can you believe it...I never had to go to the Laundromat! All my apartments I lived in after moving out of my family's home and before Keith's had washer & dryers in the unit. Even when ours broke down, I went to my mom's. It looks like an experience! Thank you for sharing lol!

Lauren and Ed said...

Just stopping by to say hello. I have not been keeping up with everyone’s blogs as much as I would like too, but am hoping to get back in the swing of things soon. Hope all is well with you and your family and your new year is filled with health and happiness!

Amy in Germany said...

hmmm i have never seen a laundromat look so interesting. awsome pictures!

<3 amy

Casey said...

Love that second pic!!

I don't miss laundromats at all!!! Ugh...

Happy Chinese New Year too!!

Erin said...

Awesome! This totally takes me back, as I have hauled many many loades of laundry to laundromats. When John was in Med school and internship, we had threee kids under four, and NO WASHER! It really was a huge chore. And I get a bit queasy just thinking of the artifacts I found in those washers. My kids clothes looked like crap too, after a few rounds in those dryers, which are like blow torches. These photos are so great. Have you seen the Matilda Jane shoots at laundromats. Take Lia and have her model some cute clothes.