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.