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  • When there's washing to be done, it's important to pick the right day.
    It must be windy, but not so windy that the clothes will be flapped ragged on the edges.
    It must be not raining, at least not raining hard. A few sprinkles here and there don't hurt.
    It must not be Sunday. Putting your washing out on a Sunday is a sign of disrespect for community members who honor the Sabbath.
    The wind is changeable. Pick a line that blows the clothes away from the line so they don't get tangled up in the line, or each other.
    After a couple of hours, go out and flip the sheets and towels over so they soften on all edges evenly.

    I love standing out there, in the middle of the triangle formed by three clothes lines, listening to the clothes flap in the wind, and the sound of seagulls floating by on that same wind.
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