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I'm blessed to have modern conveniences.

Tracy Helps You’s Thankful Thoughts for Today ~ 11-17-13

November 17 ~ Today I am thankful for my washer and dryer … modern conveniences that I take for granted every week. With the wet, stormy weather last night, I chose to stay home and stay nice and dry. I decided to have a relaxing evening reading a book and getting some laundry done.

As you already know, reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I love historical fiction and was reading a novel about the pioneers settling the west. In the late 1800’s, you worked from before the sun came up til after it set. A housewife was always busy. Everything was done by hand … sewing, cooking, cleaning, canning … the weekly chores were never ending.

It’s hard to imagine such a life when I’m surrounded by so many modern conveniences. I’m so blessed to not have to pump water by hand – then heat it – scrub each garment by hand – rinse out the soap (that I had to make) – wring them out – hang them to dry – then fold them.

Last night, while reading my book relaxing in a nice comfy recliner, I did 4 loads of laundry from start to finish. I am so thankful for my automatic washing machine and dryer … for hot and cold running water … for so many inventions that make homemaking so much easier than it was back in pioneer days 🙂

♥ Today I am thankful for modern conveniences like my washer and dryer ♥

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