During our recent trip to the Oregon Coast, we had the pleasure of staying in three beautiful WorldMark condos which were each equipped with a washing machines. Now I know it doesn’t sound particularly appealing to be doing laundry on vacation, but it is kind of convenient to be able to put a load of sandy, wet kids clothing into a washing machine and be able to pack up clean, dry clothing into the suitcase the next day.
However, we had a few troubles this time around. Namely, we accidently put a pair of my pants into the washing machine which still had my beloved iPod Nano in it, along with my 1 GB memory stick with all kinds of information. Electronics loathe water (so I’m told) and I was exceedingly upset that the person who put the pants in the washing machine didn’t the pockets first. That person reminded me that I should remove anything from my pockets before putting something in the “to be washed” pile. Anyway, needless to say, my little devices suffered a sad fate… The next morning, Robin said the family prayer and, in jest, asked that our iPod could be “miraculously resurrected.” I plugged it in and it didn’t work. I guess I didn’t exercise enough faith. HOWEVER, three days later I plugged it in and, by jolly, it worked. Miracle of miracles! I guess some blessings take time. My memory stick also works. Can you believe it?
Anyway, the next day we had another snafu with the washing machine. A purple crayon found its way into the load and covered all the clothes with purple splotches. Nice, eh? I’m thinking it was in someone’s pocket. What’s that phrase about unless we learn from the past we’re bound to repeat it? Yikes! And crayon doesn’t come out easily, especially after it’s been cooked on in a dryer. Oh well. Clothes can be replaced, or better yet, perhaps we can start a new fashion trend!