"...For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Philippians 4:11
If you want any one thing too much it's likely to disappoint. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like
soft beds and buttermilk..."-- Augustus McCrae-"Lonesome Dove"
As I put in my 3rd full size load of laundry into the washer tonight, I said a very grateful prayer of thanks for my washer and dryer. Having 3 kids I can't see how I could do without it. I've never had to go for a time without one and it boggles my mind. I cannot imagine hauling all the laundry I have down to a laundromat and sitting there for hours until it was done.
I like to read historical novels, and when I read of the pioneer days, where they boiled stuff over an open fire and then scrubbed against a washboard, I am so grateful for my washer. When I think of how my mom used to bend over a wringer washer, filling it with a hose attached to the sink, putting through the wringer and then hauling it all outside to dry on the line. While they smelled wonderful, I remember her in the middle of winter with her hands red and frozen trying to hang the stuff out and then bringing it in frozen, to finish the rest of the drying inside.
So I'm very grateful I live in the day and age of automatic wash machines, that almost, not quite but almost, load themselves, and dryers that dry almost without wrinkles.