Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hang it up

Because the power has been out so much lately, I asked Brian to put up a wash line to dry our clothes instead of using the tumble dryer. I had always hung our clothes out to dry in South Africa, but had been using a dryer here in Malawi because of mputsi flies. These flies can lay their eggs in your laundry and then they burrow into your skin and live off your flesh!
Because Brian has experienced this flesh eating bug, we're a little extra cautious.

Because it's so warm here, it takes about 20 minutes for the clothes to dry. If the power is on then I quickly throw the clothes into the dryer to 'burn' away any possible eggs hidden in the folds of the clothing.


Anonymous said...

Dry in 20 minutes! What a pleasure :)

Lishe said...

was gonna say the same! To humid overhere :)