Ha! Gotcha! We're talking about laundry here and nothing more. And I have one burning question about it.
What is so offensive about a clothesline?
Yes, they are illegal here in the heart of suburbia. Well, maybe "illegal" is a stretch, but the fact of the matter is most of the communities that populate this area are governed by homeowners associations that do indeed outlaw clotheslines in one's yard. How is this decided, I wonder? I can picture the meeting now, years ago with a bunch of sweaty guys in ties who had never done a mere load of laundry in their life.
"Clotheslines? Yeah, what an eyesore. Write it in the rules, Frank."
Ah, well. It is something I will never understand. Maybe it's time to update the rules especially in this new age of frugal, energy-saving greenness?
Thanks to an Etsy purchase, I now have this sturdy beauty of a drying rack that fits an entire extra large load of laundry right on our patio. And as soon as the clothes are dry, we can fold it up and put it away in a wink just to ensure that the eyesore we create is strictly temporary!