I suddenly realized that I could put up a washline on my balcony, a way to keep the laundry out in the air and the electric dryer turned off. I bought a retractable clothesline ($14.99 at a Mennonite store), and my husband put it up for me with accompanying hooks so the line could zig-zag back and forth in a small space.
I had the pleasure of making up a little clothespin bag hung from a child's hanger to go with it. Oh, it was fun! The calico is some sweet 70s stuff lined with a scrap left from an apron I'm making for the museum shop.
And it was nice take a break from that big order from the museum shop for this little bag that was immediately filled with clothespins and trotted up to the balcony. Because laundry for 5 people, one of whom is clinging to her cloth diapers, is a big job that must be beaten down every day.