Thursday, January 25, 2018

Laundry Day in Mart!

Louis Dean wanted to make another trip to Waco for supplies.
I wanted to got to the washateria. Do they still call them that? 
I think the words on the window at the one in Mart says 'Coin Laundry.'

Today was beautiful! High in the 60's and blue skies.
Looks more like spring than January right now.
This is one of the cotton fields from last fall.
I think Dean told me they were replanted in winter wheat.

Louis Dean dropped me off to do laundry which is at the far end of Texas Avenue, while he went on to the Home Depot in Belmead.

Ah! I was in my happy place.
I love the smell of detergent and the hum of the machines.
I was the only one doing laundry. Not the only one there, though.
Apparently it's a popular place for people to just hang out.
Today it was three guys; one older, one middle age and one younger.
They were nice enough to open my package of Gain detergent pods. It was a bag where you pull the strip off and then there's a zip lock opening so you can close it back up. Except I couldn't get it open.
At all. I felt vindicated when it took all three of them to get it open and in the end the older man had to use the middle aged man's key to rip into the package.
I told them it was child proof and if I had one of my grandchildren here, they could have opened in a jiffy!

Once the laundry was washing, I sat and read Coastliners - and I am going to be finishing it tonight.
SUCH a good book!

Stacks of fresh clean laundry!

Louis Dean pulled up just as I filled the hampers.
Then he went down to the old Burger place that closed and is now open again with new owners - but I think they kept the same cooks. He ordered burgers and fries while I walked down to the Dollar General.

Mart has a population of less than 2,000.

I really like this small town.
Of course, I don't know any of the real goings on here - but I like the town.

I walked by these to get to the Dollar General.

In the fall I saw big 18 wheelers at these grain elevators.
I like the fact that last year I was here for 11 out of the 12 months. Sometimes it was a few weeks and sometimes it was only a long weekend but I was here. I only missed August.
It was fun to watch the seasons change month by month and now I'm getting to do it again.

I snapped this scene on the ride back.

And this one. I think that white steer looks pretty majestic.

We got home about 3:00 and Louis Dean went right to work and so did I.
Today was cleaning day! 

I started in the bathroom.
It may be tiny but I love my camper bathroom.
And I am SO looking forward to when Louis Dean has his own!
All in good time.

Tonight, our entertainment was a couple of MacGyvers......

and now we are watching P.S. I Love you.
Can you believe I have never seen this before?
While I meant to stay up and read.....I may just finish watching the movie!


Ginny Hartzler said...

What a beautiful day! It was like that here, too. I love your sheet set with the red cardinals on it! It is upscale country! I must remember never to buy those pods. Is this the bathroom? So cozy and pretty!

BeachGypsy said...

I love that picture of the grain elevators with the sun right on looks like a blazing hot day. Sounds like Louis Dean is coming right along on the building project. I love doing wash too! Love the sorting, love the soap and the delicious smelling SOFTENER, love the SUDS, and love hanging clothes out on the clothesline too! I also adore IRONING, which is weird I suppose, nearly everybody else seems to hate ironing but I love it!! ha ha LOL

Susie said...

Linda, It looked like a pretty day in the country. We had a warmer day here, but not that pretty. I like laundramats.That what they were called here. They had those big heavy duty washers where you can wash a couple of blankets at once. :) I just wish our bathroom was bigger. Hope you have a restful day today. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Sandra said...

you always have fun not matter where you are. i was smiling as i read about your washeteria moments and loving it. when i lived alone in Savannah i hated every moment of the laundromat visists once a week. that is what we call them in GA.. the noise of the machines made me crazy and reading was hard because it was always full of people... it always makes me smile when i read of your totally opposite likes from mine. yours is the best way, enjoy what ever you are doing is so much better than disliking it.

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE the smell of laundry being done, too, Linda. I have been using that Persil detergent and I like the fresh clean smell of it.

That sounds like a good book and I have never watched that movie either. xo Diana

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've never seen that movie either. Can't wait to hear if you like it. Love getting things cleaned...maybe I'll work on that today! Enjoy your day. Hugs, Diane

Arlene Grimm said...

We had a beautiful day yesterday as well Linda. So nice after those bone chilling temps. We are having four of our 8 grands to spend the night tonight so pray for us. lol You and LD are old hands at it. We will have Baylor which is our big challenge but we wanted to give Ben and Katy a break for their anniversary. We think we can handle one night.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad you had a beautiful day to be out and taking laundry back and forth too. The sun is out here and we are to get in the 50's which is very unusual for me I need to get out to take the care for servicing so it's a good day here for me too. It's only an oil change so won't take long. Hope your Friday is another good day !

Vee said...

You can make anything interesting! Even a trip to the laundromat. 🙂 There’s something very cozy about a photo of folded laundry.

Deanna Rabe said...

I agree with Vee! You have a way with words, Linda.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your stack of laundry made me want to snuggle in some pretty sheets! Happy Day!

White Lace and Promises said...

I too love a small town. I miss mine but I'd miss my children more if I were there. Sweet post and a beautiful day in a beautiful little town.

Ryoma Sakamoto.Japan said...

from Japan ;Thank Thank you as always nice newsletter.

Nancy Chan said...

A beautiful and interesting day for you and LD!

Debbie said...

We came from a small town like yours, and I miss our little farm. We have never had friends like we had there.

Wanda said...

Lovely post. The 27 years we ministered in Hughson, CA (pop. 3,000. When we left 27 years later, it was 4,000. Loved living in a small rural town. Now we live with millions.....but not in our complex..haha.

Bluebird49 said...

Your way of positive thinking makes everything sound like fun! That's something else, my Texas friend! Hope you're still enjoying being there, or wherever you all are now! Take care! 💗💗