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I made a few changes to your user page, just deleting the instructions like INTERES#1 and added in a few links. Do you still not have a telephone number? Hopefully your experience in Parras will build upon and engage your current AT experience... there are many clotheslines and some organic gardens. --Lonny 18:36, 14 June 2007 (PDT)
I noticed your interest in clotheslines - are you aware of the page Washing and drying clothes? In particular I'm interested in making it easy and convenient for all people to wash and dry their clothes (the poor are just as entitled to this as the rich in my view) but in a way with minimal negative environmental impact.
Are clothes usually handwashed in Parras? If so I presume they wring by hand as well? Check Washing and drying clothes#Spin-drying or wringing. I'm guessing that it shouldn't be too hard to build a cheap wringer. Let me know your thoughts.
Did you get the memo?
Hola Chriswaterguy, No, I wasn't aware of the washing and drying page. Thank you for informing me- as soon as I get a leisure minute I'll be wandering that way!
I'm not sure the usual way of washing clothes here- I just know that at my house they have a crazy looking (according to the idea of what a washer looks like to my american mind) but muy modern washer. Then they have the clothes lines strung up to dry them. I don't know if they hand wring them.
But this I do know- I was at another student's house the other day and his host mom was asking me who washes my clothes and how they do it. I told her they have a machine and the maids are in charge of that chore. She got this look of superiority on her face, puffed out her chest, and tilted her nose up in the air as she declared "I wash all his (my friend's) clothes BY HAND." And the little kangaroo said humph too!
I'll ask around for more info on washing and drying and let ya know. Carolina --waterfaery72 P.S. Your wikiproblema 12 step programa got me laughing out LOUD!
Hola Chriswaterguy, I've been asking around town to see how people do their laundry- everyone told me they use a machine for the washing and hang it dry (I'm pretty sure the machines have a spin cycle.) I thought maybe I was stuck in the upper strata of Parras, talking only to the people with a little more money than the rest. THEN we went out to an ejido to do some community service (painting tires with oil based paint on a playground... yummy.) I thought, okay, for sure these folks are handwashing their clothes. One of the houses nearby had a loud electric sound coming from it. (Enter spy music...) An intense investigation ensued. Upon closer inspection we found the source of the noise to be a brand-new looking Maytagish washing machine doin' the deed in the front yard. Nuff said? I'll keep asking for the remainder of my 12 days here.
On the job, Carolina --waterfaery72
- Interesting, and surprising. I think it's good if they can use washing machines as handwashing is such hard work. They seem very rare in Indonesia... I saw some in Thailand but that was a backpackers area. I will have to do more investigating myself.
From a gordita to the mujerona sitting next to her
You are working so hard! I shall purchase you UNA OTRO MÁS CERVEZA! You deserve it girl. I like your flower picture, and your good advice, and your back massages, and your wind-chimey laugh, and your cuh-raaaazy moves on the dance flo'. Let's keep staring mindlessly into the computer screen for a little while longer and then bust loose on my last night in this wicked little town. ¡AY, CAROLINA! All my love, Heather
One image (not an important one in the context where it is used) will need to be deleted, I think: Media:Water flame.jpg - for copyright reasons.
Thanks - hope to see you here again --Chriswaterguy 15:08, 17 March 2010 (UTC)