Yes, I’m still here. I’m working from home and trying not to disrupt the schedule of my husband and daughter, who have been homeschooling since September. I work for an electricity producer but fortunately as an engineer most of my work is done via email and phone, even when I am in the office. Her biggest complaint is that the library is closed and she doesn’t have anything new to read.
I did not rush out and buy toilet paper–we should have enough for 3 weeks by which time I sincerely hope that our local grocery store has restocked. But my backup plan is family cloth. That is, using washable cloths/rags after bathroom visits. I thought I would share my washing routine with you. Because I cloth diapered my daughter for just over 2 years (yes she toilet trained at 26 months), I had lots of practice.
I have the LG HE front loading machine. Used cloths go into a laundry bag, if you have one, then the bag gets turned inside out and washed too. First, select speed wash in cold/cold with no soap (30 min). Then, wash on cotton (hot wash, cold rinse) or sanitary (extra hot, cold). If it’s a really small load (I washed diapers every 2 days to keep the smell down), throw in an old bath towel. I’ve got some cotton t-shirts in the pile for the thrift store that should do nicely, or an old baby blanket I can cut up and zigzag the edges.
I’ll leave you with a photo of fabric for my Frolic Quilt–I’ve been plugging away and will start assembling this on the weekend. There might be another episode of The Crown to watch too.