No, I’m not working on the unicorn sweater! 🙂
Last year the lines on my clothesline were needing replacing so Vince went down to the hardware store and bought new clothesline wire. There’s some kind of “strong” metal wire in the middle with vinyl or plastic smooth coating.
Every single time I use that clothes line, which is pretty often, it sags and he has to go out and re-stretch it. Last week, I said “Vince! Can’t we just get some line that doesn’t stretch?” It isn’t like . . that line looks a little saggy. It’s like I’m having to hang my jeans with the knees over the clothesline so they aren’t dragging the ground.
He now thinks the line is just slipping out of the fastener thing but . . he keeps cutting extra line off when it sags so I don’t believe that’s the issue but this morning, he redid the fasteners and wants to try it that way.
Oops! Maybe the line got stretched a bit too much because with three pairs of jeans on it, the line broke and everything ended up on the ground. Thank goodness for dead grass to cushion the fall
The jeans were transferred to another line. There’s a bit of sag but so far not so much I can’t live with it. If it were me, I’d still get better line. I’ve had clotheslines my entire life and never had recurring issues with sagging lines but . . things ain’t like they used to be.
The good news is that we can laugh about it. Even as frustrating as the small things can be, they are small things and my problems are small. There’s a gas dryer in the house; an electric dryer (or two!) in the shop. This isn’t like back in my grandma’s time when drying clothes on the line was the only option, when they could only do laundry on sunny days.
Sheets and towels are what I really love having dried on the line. It’s so dry and dusty that I never know if I should use the line for the sheets but they dry within about half an hour so as long as I can get them off the line before anyone drives down our dusty driveway, they’re usually ok.
Actually, I love everything hung on the clotheslines, even my jeans. Vince isn’t so much in love with “crunchy” clothes. I’m betting his mom didn’t hang their clothes on the clothesline . . maybe that’s why he prefers his in the dryer. That’s good news too because he knows if I’m doing the laundry, the clothes get hung on the line. If he does his own laundry, he puts them in the dryer. That has worked out so well. 🙂