Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Laundry. In a bucket.

I'm finally done with the laundry for the day, and my fingers are as pruny as ever!! They seriously look like i've jumped forward a hundred and ten years.

I know most of you all are probably like uhh why are her fingers like that if she's done the laundry?

Well folks its because I MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT THAT DOESN'T HAVE A WASHER AND DRYER AND I AM NOT GOING TO GO TO A LAUNDRY MAT!

:0 omg I know!


SO I'm doing laundry by hand. Hauling buckets back and forth into the bathroom shower and scrubbing my grubby grody clothes clean by hand.

I can't complain though because its my life long DREAM to own a COB HOUSE and live without electricity and wear clothes i've made myself and grow my own food.

Ok well maybe i'll have a generator so I can have enough electricity for my laptop and some A/C. :) When I really need it you know, though I'm totally going to be building my house to have natural air flow!!

Once you get use to the pruny hands, stiff clothes, and the 5 dogs barking to you next door (when you hang them up on this nifty thing called the "clothing line" I believe) its really not that bad.


And the best part of all??
THE WOODEN CLOTHING PINS!

For any real die-hard anti-electric, pro-garden, pro-NATURAL LIVING, wooden clothing pins is the BEST THING EVER!

You can even make the cob houses (which are very sturdy, last through earth quakes and hurricanes) for around 3,000 dollars, and the same size as a normal home! You can make them with electricity too. Sorry for trying to sell the idea so hard lolll.

5 comments:

Life's Balance Beam said...

Haha i LOVE it! I would love to own a cob house too!! Something cute and tidy, for myself though, so when i need to escape the fast life and relax alone in peace! Oh and i LOVE hanging my clothing on the line! much better than a dryer actually, especially when it's warm outside it gives ur clothing a fresh smell that you just can't get. do you have a wash board?

J.L. Federle said...

i knew you were my daughter! you and me babe! neighboring clotheslines... kids running around in the grass...apple pie in the solar oven... minestrone on the wood stove... only i will make a churn for my clothes or i will use my feet, cuz i HATE scrubbing with my hands!!! 6 mos. of that was enough for me at almost 40.
i love you!

AlabasterMuslim said...

@Life's Balance Beam: I KNOW COB HOUSES ROCK! as long as you can get your own land somewhere, building a cob house is SIMPLE! I am amazed again and again at how Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala has put stuff on earth (dirt etc) are sufficient enough for us, and much easier to use!! (money wise etc). All it takes is a little extra effort sometimes to use our own muscles, something most of us have forgotten about, unless its used in the gym. (haha yeah right).
And inshallah i will be getting a washboard soon! LOL!

AlabasterMuslim said...

@J.L. Federle: I KNOW AND YOUR MY MOM OMG! lol. That dream you protrayed is the bestt inshallah one day :) IF not here then inshallah in Jannah (i'd rather it in Jannah anyway :) ). ameeeen.

awww I wish i coulda been there to scrub the clothes with you lol. You know, me being your right arm and all :D I love u too!!

habibiya3ayni said...

subhanallah me tooo!!! i have this silly dream of living in the country in a house like that with a garden and all that stuff.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Laundry. In a bucket.

I'm finally done with the laundry for the day, and my fingers are as pruny as ever!! They seriously look like i've jumped forward a hundred and ten years.

I know most of you all are probably like uhh why are her fingers like that if she's done the laundry?

Well folks its because I MOVED INTO AN APARTMENT THAT DOESN'T HAVE A WASHER AND DRYER AND I AM NOT GOING TO GO TO A LAUNDRY MAT!

:0 omg I know!


SO I'm doing laundry by hand. Hauling buckets back and forth into the bathroom shower and scrubbing my grubby grody clothes clean by hand.

I can't complain though because its my life long DREAM to own a COB HOUSE and live without electricity and wear clothes i've made myself and grow my own food.

Ok well maybe i'll have a generator so I can have enough electricity for my laptop and some A/C. :) When I really need it you know, though I'm totally going to be building my house to have natural air flow!!

Once you get use to the pruny hands, stiff clothes, and the 5 dogs barking to you next door (when you hang them up on this nifty thing called the "clothing line" I believe) its really not that bad.


And the best part of all??
THE WOODEN CLOTHING PINS!

For any real die-hard anti-electric, pro-garden, pro-NATURAL LIVING, wooden clothing pins is the BEST THING EVER!

You can even make the cob houses (which are very sturdy, last through earth quakes and hurricanes) for around 3,000 dollars, and the same size as a normal home! You can make them with electricity too. Sorry for trying to sell the idea so hard lolll.

5 comments:

Life's Balance Beam said...

Haha i LOVE it! I would love to own a cob house too!! Something cute and tidy, for myself though, so when i need to escape the fast life and relax alone in peace! Oh and i LOVE hanging my clothing on the line! much better than a dryer actually, especially when it's warm outside it gives ur clothing a fresh smell that you just can't get. do you have a wash board?

J.L. Federle said...

i knew you were my daughter! you and me babe! neighboring clotheslines... kids running around in the grass...apple pie in the solar oven... minestrone on the wood stove... only i will make a churn for my clothes or i will use my feet, cuz i HATE scrubbing with my hands!!! 6 mos. of that was enough for me at almost 40.
i love you!

AlabasterMuslim said...

@Life's Balance Beam: I KNOW COB HOUSES ROCK! as long as you can get your own land somewhere, building a cob house is SIMPLE! I am amazed again and again at how Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala has put stuff on earth (dirt etc) are sufficient enough for us, and much easier to use!! (money wise etc). All it takes is a little extra effort sometimes to use our own muscles, something most of us have forgotten about, unless its used in the gym. (haha yeah right).
And inshallah i will be getting a washboard soon! LOL!

AlabasterMuslim said...

@J.L. Federle: I KNOW AND YOUR MY MOM OMG! lol. That dream you protrayed is the bestt inshallah one day :) IF not here then inshallah in Jannah (i'd rather it in Jannah anyway :) ). ameeeen.

awww I wish i coulda been there to scrub the clothes with you lol. You know, me being your right arm and all :D I love u too!!

habibiya3ayni said...

subhanallah me tooo!!! i have this silly dream of living in the country in a house like that with a garden and all that stuff.