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Old 01-09-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
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Only an arm's length and arm's work away

Yes, that's right, the mountain of ironing!
How did 2 people manage to generate so much of it in 2 weeks away

Mainly, I must add, DH's shirts. Is there any end to them I've just stopped for a break.

Then tomorrow there'll be all the Church linen which has accrued while we were away

I don't really mind doing it but am amazed 2 people can create so much of it.
Oh well, better press on

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Old 01-09-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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Yes, that's right, the mountain of ironing!
How did 2 people manage to generate so much of it in 2 weeks away

Mainly, I must add, DH's shirts. Is there any end to them I've just stopped for a break.

Then tomorrow there'll be all the Church linen which has accrued while we were away

I don't really mind doing it but am amazed 2 people can create so much of it.
Oh well, better press on
Ironing? Whats that?
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Old 01-09-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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Ironing? Whats that?
Same here. I'l pull out a wrinkled ol shirt and have a look on my face like....but still wear it. I figure by the time the iron heats up and I get the shirt done, I would be 5-10 minutes ahead by just wearing it as is.




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Old 01-09-2008, 01:42 PM   #4
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Mainly, I must add, DH's shirts. Is there any end to them I've just stopped for a break.
Hm. I trained DH early in our marriage. He joined the Navy about six months after we were married and had to have his everyday work shirts and pants ironed just so. I deliberately did not learn how to do it and told him they're his clothes and his responsibility. To this day, I don't iron his clothes unless it's an emergency. And how often is there an ironing emergency?
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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Heres a trick that I do and it works pretty good. After washing your shirts throw them in the dryer with a fabric softener sheet let dry about 5 minutes shirts should still be wet but really warmed up, the wrinkles are pretty much gone hang on a clothes hanger straighten it out and let it air dry.I do jeans the same way but I fold them in 1/2 lenth wise smooth them out with my hands then hang them still folded over a clothes hanger and let air dry.You will be surprised how well this works
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Old 01-09-2008, 02:26 PM   #6
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For our everyday clothes the dryer does a good job getting the wrinkles out. James was always one who didn't care if his clothes looked like they had been run over by a dozen trucks, but now that he is in CAD training and has to wear dress shirts and ties every day he has started taking pride in how he looks. I wash and dry them here, then he irons them at school. He took my old iron with him so I got to get a really nice new one. The old one is actually still in really good shape. Also, we found a steam press (like the "manglers" they use at the dry cleaners, only smaller) on ebay for a good price and got that. I haven't tried it yet, but I will soon. I actually kind of enjoy ironing if it isn't a rush job. Having to iron something when you are trying to get somewhere on time is no fun!

Wow, so many things have reminded me of my mom the last couple days. I just remembered the Christmas of (I think) 1964, when I was 7 years old. We were visiting my grandmother and cousins that Christmas. My only vivid memory of that Christmas was that my mom and cousins stayed up all night ironing and talking. It probably really wasn't all night, but that is how I remember it. Even as a kid I sensed that that was a special time of bonding for them (not that I thought of it in that term then!).

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Old 01-09-2008, 03:33 PM   #7
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Ironing? What is this ironing you speak of? And what is that little emoticon doing? It looks terribly painful.
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Old 01-09-2008, 06:46 PM   #8
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wow , strange how many people still iron. only time i iron is when i sew. otherwise wash and wear for me.

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Old 01-09-2008, 07:13 PM   #9
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Standing up facing everyone - "Hi, I'm Katie and I'm a compulsive ironer."

Actually, I really am. Always have been. Don't go to the extent, as in jokes, where I iron Buck's underwear, but I iron all his shirts, dress or not. Jeans, summer shorts for both of us. All our pillowcases, the top edge of the flat sheets, lots of other things. I've never been satisfied with the way things come out of the dryer, whether they're removed while still damp or not.

There, I've said it.
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Old 01-09-2008, 07:17 PM   #10
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My best friend's grandmother gets mad at them because they don't iron everything, including their bras!!! Why on earth would you need to iron a bra?!

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