Sunday, June 18, 2006

The Mama Gin Files Chapter 5: Laundry and sitting in the back yard

Mama Gin on Laundry: "No, don't use dryer, no good. It will make the furnace explode. No, don't hang laundry on clothesline to dry, no good. Clothesline will get too heavy and then pull walls of house down."

She wants us to do our laundry the way she does hers, which is to put an inch of water in the bathtub with an old remnant of a piece of Ivory soap, swirl the clothes around with your hand for a few seconds, and then hang everything up, sopping wet, on the shower rod. As an alternative she approves of drying clothes outside by strategically draping them over the roof of our storage shed.

Mama Gin on sitting in our completely fenced-in back yard after dark: "No good. Go inside, sleep. You sit here, someone think you bad man and come and shoot you."

Speaking of the back yard, please enjoy some recent shots from the breakfast nook section.


3 comments:

jin said...

Mmmm...makes me want to come over for breakfast, even though you served it on the $1 made in China placemats.

Hey, are those chocolate waffles?

Coaster Punchman said...

Yes, it was delicious and I actually made them! No chocolate, just whole wheat flour waffles served with mango. We like to eat outside as much as possible in the summer.

Melinda June said...

i demand waffles in the garden on my birthday weekend, with proper american bacon fried to crispy perfection.

Oh. And is george preparing his lovely garlic dill pickles?