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A Little Spending and Washing Down

January 17th, 2018 at 06:19 am

A little spending yesterday -- after I got my blood drawn, but before I went to the gym, I went through the McDonald's drive-up and got a $3 breakfast. I also mailed a package of books to my sister for $5.

My elder grandson had a cold, so DIL stayed home and I did not have grandma duty. I do have grandma duty today, though. I have to pick up GS1 at 11 a.m. and keep him until about 4:30. I'm planning that we will go out to lunch, and we'll see what else he wants to do.

I spilled a little coffee on my down coat yesterday. I looked up how to wash it, and decided on hand-washing in the kitchen sink. It's now spread out on the kitchen table and it's still pretty wet. I'm not supposed to wring it. When it is almost dry, I will dry it on the delicate cycle, with something else to tumble with it and fluff up the down. Should be tennis balls, but I don't have any. A pair of shoes might do if I have a pair that's clean enough. Anyway, I don't think I can do this until this evening, so I'll be wearing my lighter-weight coat today.

I mention this because it could have cost me some money. I could have taken it to a laundromat to use the front loader (top loaders are not recommended.) I could have taken it to a cleaner who specializes in down. Hand washing was kind of a pain, but it sure was cheap.

Variables are now at 38%, and I'm only one week away from pay day! I'm loving how this month feels!

4 Responses to “A Little Spending and Washing Down”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Yay on your variables. Do you think drying the coat with a towel would work?

  2. CB in the City Says:

    It's on a towel. Or do you mean in the dryer? I think you have to have something kind of hard to pummel the coat a bit, so that the clumps break up.

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I've blasted white down with a hair dryer trying to finish it faster. Not sure how effective it was, but maybe worth a shot. No tennis balls at your son's house either?

  4. Jackie n Says:

    You could take a few of your cleaner sneakers and type them in pillow cases to keep any dirt contained and them wash the pillow cases layer

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