With the temps being in the low 20's today and for the next few days, I decided to take advantage of it by laundering our mid-weight blanket. It's filthy and probably smelly and I probably won't get another chance to do this before he needs to wear it.
Here is the tale....
Girl takes blanket to laundromat. Girl uses archaic commercial front-load washer instead of cheating and using the fancy new super-capacity machines, even though the attendant isn't around to tell her that horse blankets are only allowed in the crappy archaic ones, even though the fancy ones spin WAY better and therefore cut drying time WAYYY down. But since Girl knows she can use the nifty archaic Super Spinner Wonder Machine to finish the spin job, Girl feels good about following rules.
Girl washes the blanket a 2nd time without soap in order to ensure removal of all soap since washer isn't really big enough to rinse properly. After 2nd wash, girl removes very wet blanket only to find that Super Spinner Wonder Machine is out of order...... oh, F&D*ING H*$LL.
Girl grumbles and hauls wet and very heavy blanket home. Girl wonders what exactly to do, but thinks the bright sunshine and breeziness out on the deck is a good place to put said wet blanket for an hour or so before hanging it over the shower bar for heaven knows how long. Girl goes to retrieve said blanket a mere two hours later and finds the blanket is frozen solid into an interesting dual patio chair hugging shape. Girl wrestles blanket off of chairs and into apartment.... and by wrestles, I mean takes far too long to figure out how to pry chairs out from their heavy blanket's frozen death embrace and wonders what the new downstairs neighbor will think of the noises and the grunts, then tries to sqeeze the object through the single patio door. I suppose Girl should have not failed chemistry class... water WILL freeze when it's only 18 degrees... duh.
Blanket is now sculpture.
An ICE sculpture. She shall call it... "F&D*ING H*$LL" .... oddly reminiscent of The Supplicant Barberini , no?
Sculpture is now bungeed onto the shower bar. Facepalm.