12:54am and I just finished everything I had to do today. It doesn’t help that I slept until 11:30am and then fell asleep again from 2 to 4, but hey, at least I’m done. I even have half an hour before I have to go to sleep if I want to sleep eight hours tonight!
I would have been done about an hour ago if it hadn’t been for my stupid little Laundry Adventure.
Probably around 9:30pm, I took a load of laundry to the laundry room on the fifth floor, since all the washing machines on my floor (I live on the fourth floor) were in use. I stuck my clothes in a machine, swiped my card, and had $1.25 charged to my account, the price of a wash. I then went to choose a cycle on my machine and found that it was requesting an additional 25 cents before it would start. Of course, the swiping mechanism thought the machine was in use, so I couldn’t have it take the 25 cents off my card. Cool.
I went back to my room, grabbed a dollar bill, went to the ground floor to get quarters from the change machine in the lobby, went back up to the fifth floor, and put a quarter in the machine. Repeatedly. Rejected every time. All four of my quarters, rejected every time. What…
SO I went back to my room, grabbed my empty laundry bag and detergent, went back to the fifth-floor laundry room, loaded up my bag with my still-dirty clothes, and took it all down to the third-floor laundry. I put my clothes in a machine, swiped my card, started the machine… yay!!
A half hour later and the laundry is done. Well… I go down to the laundry room, open the machine, and all my clothes are dry. I thought maybe the load was just too big for the water to have reached everything, but NOPE. ALL the clothes were dry. It’s then that I notice the machine my clothes were in had never been started. I payed for and ran the empty machine next to my own.
As you can guess, I finally started the right machine, washed my clothes, dried my clothes, and now they are comfortably all put away. I look forward to doing this again tomorrow with my other loads.