Living the High Life

Posted by Rebecca

And I’m not talking about the chronic, as all the kids are (probably not still) calling it these days.  What I mean is we are living it up, here in The Park. 

Michael Ian Black tweeted today, “Not to diminish the Holocaust, but folding laundry is worse.”  It reminded me of one of my favorite things about The Park – laundry service.  Yeah, laundry service. 

I pay my friend, Bonnie, 10 bucks a week and she washes, dries, and folds a couple of loads of laundry for me.

I had a washer and dryer, once upon a time.  On moving day I learned that they didn’t fit through the trap door.  Yes, my trailer comes with a trap door made especially for laundry machines.  Except, apparently not regular sized laundry machines.  My renovations used up my washer and dryer money, and my electrician uncle let me know that if I installed a couple of laundry machines I could not run the swamp cooler at the same time as the dryer.  And since my trailer is an aluminum version of a green house, my swamp cooler is a necessity during the summer here in the Nevada desert.

The first few months I dragged myself and copious amounts of laundry to the laundromat.  Every time my head hung a little lower and I died a little inside.

Then along came Super Bon Bon’s Laundry and Repair.  Ahhhhhhhh, it was like a blessing straight from heaven.  It was like a fairy godmother granting me one glorious wish.  It was like winning the Domestic Lottery.  It was, like, the best thing ever!

Bonnie’s kinda my hero.  Even before the laundry thing I thought she was awesome.  She’s like the trailer park cheerleader.  Whenever you feel like a total loser because your life choices have turned you into trailer people, she reminds you how cool it is to simplify life, to take something that’s ugly and make it beautiful, that those who don’t get it and what it is that we are doing here are really the ones who are missing out.  Oh, and did I mention that Bonnie lives in her less-than-500-square-foot trailer with her husband and their two kids?  AND her trailer not only has high ceilings but also a loft.  Seriously.  It’s like a castle.  She’s the coolest!

So, no, I don’t think folding laundry is worse than the Holocaust, but it does suck.  Really, really suck.  And, you know what?  This trailer girl isn’t folding any laundry these days, cause she’s living the high life.


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Somehow I ended up in a single-wide trailer, in Reno, Nevada. And somehow I love it. Here is where I tell my story about my trailer, and my passion for small space living, photography, travelling, and running.

3 thoughts on “Living the High Life

  1. LMBO!!! I’m one of the few people who loves to do laundry…every aspect of it! I hang mine out on a line, too! I have fond memories of my mother doing laundry at night in her little utility room with a bare light bulb, little cubby holes that seemed like little houses to me as a wee-one. The furnace was in there so it was always cozy warm in the cold IL winter and she would be singing softly to a radio on low volume. Ahhhhh, such sweet memories for me!

    Bonnie sounds like a real gem of a friend and neighbor… and your home is awesome!!!

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