Firstly a big welcome to my new follower, kristieinbc, lovely to meet you!
A few weeks ago I was asked to test some fabric conditioner. As I like to do these things properly I carefully measured out the recommended dose in a little plastic medicine cup (you know, the sort you get with cough medicine bottles) and the thought struck me that I could be using far too much as I normally just tip the liquid into the cap to measure the dosage for my load of washing. If that is the case could I be using too much washing powder too? So....I am conducting an experiment.....
This big box of powder should give 45 washes. It was on offer at £7 which works out at almost 16p per wash. Can I reduce the cost? Let's see.....
Now I add a stroke to my 5 bar gates each time I scoop some powder out. I am hoping to get far more than 45 washes. This is probably the most boring experiment that my readers have ever come across so I apologise in advance and I will forgive you if you stop here! It will, however, help me to decide if a) I am wasting money and b) if I am polluting the environment unnecessarily. I will post the results at a later date.
When we downsized to our bungalow I agreed to manage without my trusty dishwasher. How much washing up can two people create, I asked myself. DH agreed and volunteered to take a turn with washing the dishes. Fair enough, I though, so....no dishwasher was made room for. Yesterday, I finally heard those longed for words " I'll wash up the breakfast things while you have a shower" Great! After 5 years! I took a leisurely shower and strolled back into the kitchen. Look at the time! We have to out by 11am!
Lawks! Look at the sink! DH is nowhere to be found. Guess who washed up....again....
My Small Treasure for today is that the wind has died down and the day is calm and peaceful. There is no damage in the garden that I can see and I will go out later and check it all properly. I hope you have all been lucky too. Has anyone's fencing (or worse) come down in the wind?
Thanks for popping in x