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Laundry Crisis + Flexibility = Gettin’ Work Done

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Laundry Crisis

We do a lot of laundry.  We have to, there are seven of us and we live in a rural area.  Chickens, dirt road, haul our own water, the whole thing.  Spring is affectionately
known as Wind & Mud Season.

And we’re hard on things.  The washer is no exception.  We bought it brand new 10 years ago, and we’ve had atleast as many calls to the service guys in that time.  Usually because it’s backed up with junk from our pockets.  You know, little bitty toys, bent nails, rocks, coins, hair ties.  Drill bits.  Can’t tell you how many times we’ve pulled a drill bit out of there.

Well, the washer has once again quit working, and again it’s beyond our ability to fix.  So we’re on the schedule for the repair guy.  But in the meantime, we had already gotten behind on laundry, and seven people are out of underwear.  There isn’t a clean towel anywhere to be found.  The Bookworm is about 5 days on with the same shirt.  (OK, it’s her favorite, so that’s mostly choice 😉  But if we had a working washer, I could make her change it!)


So last night everybody had the chore of gathering the absolute essentials out of the dirty laundry piles (because let’s face it, I work in piles, not cute baskets. I wish!).  Favorite jeans, couple of pajamas, ALL THE UNDERWEAR.  And towels.  This morning, The Artist and I loaded it up and headed to the laundromat.

I was pleasantly surprised.  The storefront to this place looks a little bit hole-in-the-wall-ish, but it’s big inside, with tons of washers and dryers, it’s relatively clean, and doesn’t smell too funny.  A few machines were out of order, and one dryer was making a distinctive Chewbacca noise.  But there’s a change machine, everybody’s been friendly, and an hour later I’m almost finished.  Four loads, done all at once and out the door for $10.  Oh, and free wifi!

Can’t beat that!  I think I need my own laundromat!

Gettin’ Work Done

So, while the towels and underwear spin round and round in the gargantuan dryers, I am working.

A follow up email, an Instagram pic, a new blog post, a chat with an upline leader.  This is one of the things I love about the kind of business I run.  I can do it anywhere, anytime.  Even right smack in the middle of a laundry crisis 🙂

Contact me if you want to know more about how I am building an income with a company I love!

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