The Cave Locker

See the hideous pile of outerwear mounded on my floor?

You’ll never guess where it came from.

After a decade of collecting what seems to be everything but a kitchen sink in his locker at work, Captain Cavedweller decided he would clean it out and bring everything home to be washed.

Lucky me.

The first mind-boggling  thought was how he had all this stuffed in his locker. A locker very similar in size to those filling the hallowed halls of high schools across the country.

And the best part is that he hasn’t brought it all home yet. So just to give you an idea of what I have been tackling in the midst of our first heat-wave of the summer, I have so far washed:

6 pairs of wool socks

7 pairs of regular tube socks

1 hat

1 pair of long johns

1 pair of rain pants

2 rain coats

1 fleece jacket

1 fleece vest

1 windbreaker

1 quilted coat liner

2 shorter coats

1 long coat

1 sweatshirt

1 sweater (this one has me completely puzzled because CC hates sweaters. When asked how many times he’s worn it, the response was “once for an hour or so.” Just what I suspected.)

3 scarves

1 pair of fleece earwarmers

27 gloves (because there is one lost somewhere, so we don’t have an even 14 pairs!)

The locker also contained 4 pairs of boots, 2 pairs of tennis shoes, and a large bag full of assorted and sundry junk I haven’t quite been able to make myself dig into yet.

Just looking at all this outdoor winter wear makes me nearly as wilted as my flower garden.

Wish me luck for round two!

She Who Is Going to Go Find a Popsicle

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