Kathryn's Peace Corps Adventure

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

pila love

Using a pila is one of the more interesting things in Honduras. One major difference between a pila and a washing machine (besides the hand washing, obviously) is that it is much faster for me. A load of laundry takes anywhere from 20-40 minutes in the US but a load of laundry here takes about 10 minutes. With that being said, let me list the downfalls:
-I need to wash my clothes 3-4 times a week so I don´t have a huge pile waiting for me come Saturday.
-If it´s rainy, it can take 3 days to dry, so I definitely have to make the decision of whether I should wash or not.
-It´s hard work! I give credit to those who do it all the time because in the end, this is only temporary for me.
-I have yet to master the art of creating good suds when washing my clothes which leads me to believe that some soap may never come out of my clothes.
-I love to wear jeans. I hate washing them. The process is pure evil.

However, washing clothes is super fast so it makes up for the disadvantages.

Well, except for the jeans.


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