After three and a half years of personally hand washing my clothes in Kenya, I’ve finally broken down and bought a washing machine. I had always figured that washing my jeans, sheets, etc by hand was good for my character, but I’m freakin’ sick of it. When everything else in the world is going wrong, the last thing you want to do is come home and do laundry by hand!
I still have to sweep, mop, cook, etc, but this should take a load off. A lot of people just get a maid, but I could never wrap my mind around that concept—I can’t explain it, but I think I like the idea of cleaning up my own mess. Not to mention, it always shocks people when I tell them that I don’t have a “house help” (maid).