The washing saga and me and Dad's leisurely day
15.10.2012 32 °C
Dad and I are wondering how Mum functions on a day-to-day basis. Yesterday, after we unpacked Mum wanted to do some washing, so she went to the laundry room at the campsite to see how much money it was to do a wash. She came back and said it was $3 but the machines only took $1 coins. Mum and Dad only had three $1 coins so she could only do one wash (there is no indication from Dad that he is willing to do the washing). So Mum decided to do the sheets, so she took all the sheets, the pillowcases, the doona cover, the 2 thin blankets and marched up to the laundry room and put her $3 in a front loader washing machine. When she came back she saw that she had left the laundry powder on our dinner table and then she said a bad word. Dad laughed.
Afterwards Dad went to the toilet and when he came back he had all the sheets with him and he had a big smile on his face. He goes to Mum 'lucky you didn't put any washing powder in because the front loader wasn't a front loader, it was a dryer'. Mum said another bad word.
So, today Mum was determined to do the washing. It was a hot day and she had three loads to do. She had all her coins ready. She marched up to the machines with her three loads, then realised that she didn't bring the washing powder with her, so he came all the way back to the tent to get the washing powder. When she went to hang the washing she realised that she had left the pegs back at the tent, so she had to go all the way back to the tent to get them.
While Mum was trying to grasp the concept of washing clothes at a campsite, Dad was enjoying a leisurely stroll around Loxton Golf Course (and I was snoozing in the tent most of the day).
Here's Dad's comments about the golf course:
- Price: $20.00 for 9 holes, $30 for 18 holes, Par: 72
- Very flat, greens were quite quick, lots of trees and red sand in the bunkers
- Had to dodge the sprinklers while playing!
- Rate it along the lines of Devil Bend in Mt Martha, Victoria
- Played 9 holes in 45 shots
In the afternoon, we went for a walk to Loxton main street. It was a beautiful walk because we walked along the Murray River to get there.
Later on me and Dad had an afternoon nap. After all, we had had a hard day!