Laundry ship set to sail

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Laundry ShipAnother stormy weekend chez Wendy House.

A temporary break in the flood production system. No rain this morning.

Laundry to be washed and dried. No modern tumble-drier accessories. My laundry its catching some rare sun rays in the Wendy House wind-swept garden.

Extra ballast had been added to the ‘airer’ to prevent it attempting a take-off garden tour. Bricks.

The ships that carried lumber from Seattle to San Francisco, to build the beautiful houses there, carried stone back to Seattle as ballast to weight the ships appropriately on the return journey. The stone was used to build many of the Historic buildings in the Pioneer square area of Seattle. Awesome.

Sampo is staying in.

The RSPCA has warned that cats are likely to take-off in these strong winds. Despite her own substantial personal ballast, Sampo’s a cautious cat.

Sampo’s not risking any unplanned flights.

 

Laundry ship set to sail
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  1. scarlet writes:

    Let’s hope we don’t need any extra ballast for some time.
    Are you away from the Thames?
    Sx

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  2. wendy writes:

    Less than a quarter mile from the Thames, uphill, opposite a flood place so feeling quote safe

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  3. Indigo Roth writes:

    Hey Wendy. Good grief, flying cats. I hope Sampo is well, and not too restless in this relentless wind. Indigo x

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  4. Sarah writes:

    Poor Sampo – I’m afraid though that you speak the truth – significant personal ballast. Sampo is in scant danger of blowing away…

    Lovely how you’ve moved the bench into the conservatory….

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  5. wendy writes:

    Sampo likes the comfortable bench seat in the conservatory, she can sleep on it without being seen while keeping track of people and birds that walk on the garden. It’s also a great place for me and guests to sit, using the table and enjoying the garden. Moving it out from the main living space has also opened that up to more easily make conversation spaces. Wins all round…

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewendyhouse/12249790614/

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  6. James Sutherland writes:

    Between off-the-scale humidity in summer, winds and frequent rain showers, outdoor drying is a rare sight up here in Scotland! I remember my grandmother using one of those indoors, in a corner of the kitchen, though.

    The conservatory looks like a very fine cat home, you’re serving your feline owner well! I’m sure mine would be jealous, having a mere windowsill to bask on and watch the world.

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  7. ExpatEgghead writes:

    Airborne cats. I so look forward to the inevitable YouTube video

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