For some reason Kodak EasyShare is not working. So, this post will be picture-free.
On Monday, I had something to do in Huntsville, so I took the opportunity to go to Charlie's house and do laundry. I only did two partial loads. I really wanted to take the two loads of pants and give each load just a vinegar rinse in a half -tub of water. But, he said that was not possible on a front-loader. He said I could not do a rinse only and I could not lower the water level because it only uses a gallon of water. I don't believe that I cannot do a rinse only, but I was too tired to argue. Plus, the controls were below my waist and hard to see.
We went in the back door, which is downstairs. I stopped at the half-bath and he asked me what I was doing. Going to color my hair down here. He just looked at me...lol. I knew better than to ask beforehand. He would have lectured me on not ruining his house. I put a load of pants in the machine and colored my hair. I had to wait 25 minutes for the color to take, so when the first load was done, I put the second load in and rinsed my hair. Coordinating it all worked out just right.
Then, upstairs we had an argument. He said if I used the main bath, I had to clean the tub and shower. He thought at first I was going to sit in the tub and tried to make me take a tub bath. He forgot I cannot get out of the tub and also cannot bend to scrub the thing! However, his tub has a leak at the wall at the side. Soooo, he came in his bathroom and lectured me on how to take a shower...ugh. He adjusted the water and adjust the sprayer so it would hit the curtain and not the wall. Yes, I was fully dressed. Even though I had not been in water since Saturday, a week ago, I took a short shower because my back was hurting.
He said he would know if I got water on the back wall of the shower, the long side of the tub, because it would rain in the garage downstairs. He congratulated me on doing it right because he went back downstairs to check the garage...ugh. I was clean and had freshly colored and washed hair. I felt human. He had to carry the laundry in the house because it was too heavy. Then, he put it in my car. I was not meant to be a gypsy. (Oh, I took my own wash cloth and towels.)
While I was in Huntsville, I got a few freebies:
5 lbs potatoes
8 freshly picked apples
3 green tomatoes
4 1-lb packages of roasted peanuts
1 Spring Mix salad
1 package of washed Romaine
1 huge squash
1 gorgeous, huge red pepper
pico de gallo hummus
I was exhausted when I got home about 9 pm, hung the gray pants on the clothes line at 2 am, and the black pants inside. Putting away food was exhausting, but bringing in 6 gallons of water was the worst on my back, and shoulders.
More on the no-water situation in next post.
Now, I have lots of dehydrating to do. When exbf comes on Friday, I plan to have lunch and dinner cooked on Thursday, using lots of the food above. When I cook after he gets here, we tend to end up getting a hamburger and his having to stay too late for me to get all done, especially if I am doing something with him, something that requires my presence.
What kind of food freebies have you gotten lately?