Yesterday I finally had the opportunity to do laundry. Walking downstairs to the laundry machine and throwing things in without paying quarters was heavenly! At school quarters were pretty much gold—if I ever found one it went directly into the laundry fund. By the end of yesterday I had done $5.25 in laundry for free. To be precise, that would be 3 washes and 3 dries worth of money.
In the midst of laundry I realized something peculiar. It seems like a lot of the clothing items I brought back are sweatshirts. What was I thinking? It’s been in the 80s and 90s since I got back and all I’ve worn are shorts and tank tops. I could have gotten away with bringing only 2 or 3 sweatshirts back, but I probably brought closer to 10. Right next to all my sweatshirts were several pairs of jeans, which I haven’t worn yet either.
Then it hit me. I’m more used to the weather in Seattle than Colorado. That just proves I haven’t been home in quite some time, and I’ve now realized how different the weather is between my two states.
In Seattle it’s all about the layers. In Colorado you have short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sleeveless shirts. And in the winter you have one giant winter jacket. Otherwise, forget wearing more than one piece of clothing over the other. (It was in Seattle that I finally understood what a cardigan was.)
Looks like all my sweatshirts and jackets are going to be hanging out in the closest for a while, which is totally fine with me.