An overview of how I come to have clean clothes

I recently been legally cleared as a Peace Corps applicant. In preparing for my assignment, I recently purchased a washboard to start washing my clothes by hand. It is an adjustment.

A life in the Dominican Republic

So I’m trying to think of things to share and thought hey, why not laundry.  Laundry can be a tricky business.  There needs to be a convergence of water on hand, electricity if you are using a machine, and sun.

I don’t have to worry about water because the house where I live has a steady supply and it is piped to the house.  But some volunteers rely on a llave (that is a communal faucet and not a key or wrench) and llaves aren’t dispensing water.  I have heard of volunteers who cannot receive water for a couple weeks, then they hope it rains.

Some volunteers pay their former donas (the mothers of the house they did their homestay in) to do their laundry.  I still live with my family, but do mine myself.  It was easier at the beginning because we were told during training we should never…

View original post 344 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s