So, yesterday I took my new rotary airer and a funny spade-like contraption I found amongst Him Downstairs' tools and banged it into my lawn.
An hour and a half later I was admiring my whites basking in the 70 degree sunshine,(l actually lost myself for a mo in a reminisce with Persil commercials from life-in-the-UK). Feeling all eco-warrior, I waved a 'hello' to one of my neighbours who was approaching my back garden with a sweat-on.
Not having fenced gardens in my locale means one can tramp through one's neighbours gardens (yards) with alarming regularity.
Anyway, he says to me, "Just thought I should let you know, it's against sub-division (neighbourhood) rules to have these kind of laundry airer's visible in our yards. We don't wanna have to call the cops on ya haha."
Ha-bloody-ha indeed. He was serious.
So, later am taking the kids on a trip to buy an indoor clothes horse.
I foresee the charade this will be! Wish me luck.