14. Laundry Day

Saturday morning meant one thing for Susan—doing the . She hated doing the laundry. Unenthusiastically, she took pillow cases off all the pillows. Then she the fitted sheet from the mattress. She took towel off the towel bar in the bathroom.

grabbed a couple of dirty dish towels out the kitchen, and looked all around her apartment anything else that needed washing.

In the corner her living room, a can of coins sat top of the file cabinet. She fished out quarters. She opened the cabinet under her kitchen and grabbed a plastic bottle of liquid detergent.

, she set her electronic timer for 35 minutes. timer would remind her that the washing was , and that it was time to go back and put the clothes into the dryer for minutes. Without the timer, Susan would completely forget check her clothes.

Susan carried the laundry basket . How happy she would be when her laundry done for this week. As she approached the room, she heard a familiar sound. The sound the washer washing and the dryer drying. One her neighbors had got there before her. Muttering, took her basket back upstairs.