Modern housewives (and -husbands), you may have become used to doing laundry in your washing machines and dryers—it may even have become such a chore that you curse the machines as the engines of your drudgery. Don't! I am here to report that, if you could but experience a week without your time-saving mechanical aids, you would positively thrill each time you descended into the basement (or, you know, walked into the laundry room or whatever) to retrieve towels rendered magically clean and fluffy with scarcely any intervention on your part.
Especially the fluffy. Have you ever used towels dried on the line? Leah has, and she reports that they are most accurately compared to sandpaper stapled to thick cardboard. This was our lot for a week, when our dryer was broken. However, now that I have fixed it with my manly repairing-things prowess (and real workman trousers!) it is back to its old magical self. Well, almost. The towels still take two or three cycles to dry properly. Everything else is working great, though! It sure is nice to be able to do four or five loads of laundry in one day, instead of waiting for the April sun to slowly slowly maybe almost dry one load over the course of eight hours on the line. Although as hippies we still totally support line drying to save electricity. Totally. Though maybe not for towels.