The weather really has been a nightmare recently hasn’t it – not least from the point of view of drying clothes and goodness knows when the lawn will have its final cut – it’s just like a sponge.
Back to the washing. Every time Mrs J puts anything on the line outside in the lucky event that it’s actually stopped raining, it just starts raining again and has to be brought inside.
We have, or had, an elderly tumble drier which, like Marmite, might get used for ten minutes just to take the pressure off a bit, but yesterday it packed up altogether and so that’s off to the decheterie this afternoon.
We’re not of the mindset of buying another one, particularily if it’s hardly ever going to be used. They seem expensive to buy and, in the long term, even more to run. They are really just a convenience to make things a bit easier – our parents never had them and as children we never walked around in wet clothes – we just used to have clothes hanging around the kitchen being dried by the Rayburn.
Luckily, clothes seem to dry fairly easily on the drier as the wood burner spreads heat around the house easily. It’s the heavier stuff – sheets, throws, towels and stuff like that that can be a bit of a problem. We don’t want to dry them in the sejour as we completely redecorated it last year and there could be a problem with condensation.
We have a small bathroom which is hardly used as we shower and we have a number of portable oil fuelled radiators that we bought before the woodburner was installed and we’re going to try using one overnight with another air dryer in this bathroom.
One of this winter’s challenges is going to be in finding a bit of extra drying heat without upsetting Tempo. We’ll see how it goes.
You’re right drying clothes…not easy but necessary.
our best ever tumble dryer was in Geneva..a Swiss man gave us his dryer…didn’t want anything…even carried it to the car for us…it worked for 4 years…for us.
we even left it for the new house owners…
I leave clothes near the woodburner( not too near)in the morning anything needing a quick whizz…gets it…but now after 12pm.
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