One Amazingly Simple Trick to Make Your Favorite Clothes Last Longer

We all wear clothes, and all clothes wear out. This is an inevitable fact of life. And there are some articles of clothing that we don’t mind tossing out so much when we see the little tears, the fading colors, or the thinning threads. But then there are other items, our favorite items, that seem […]

The Inaugural Load

I don’t know if there are any true themes running throughout these pages and pages of Tenor Dad posts, but if there are any, one of them has got to be laundry.  From Ruby’s new house wishlist of sidewalks and laundry, to sneaking around my mother-in-law’s apartment trying to wash some clothes; from weird ruminations […]

The Door to Another Door

To get to the laundry room here at the co-op you need a special key given out only to members.  We don’t want just anyone coming in and washing their clothes for our low members-only rates.  The key unlocks a door that leads into a small space with a large boiler, some gardening tools, and […]

Trapped in the Bog of Eternal Stench

I’m not going to tell you exactly what happened this morning.  You don’t need to know.  It’s the proverbial T.M.I. that you always hear people talk too much about.  Suffice it to say that I woke up in a puddle of circumstances too dire to describe, and I have had to cancel my day in […]

The Contract That Almost Was

I was sitting in my living room on Friday evening, going about my business and getting ready for dinner when I got a call from my agent.  An opera company on the other side of the country needed a tenor, and they needed one fast.  Their original tenor had died suddenly with no warning, and […]

Emergency Doctor Visit

There is nothing quite like the feeling that you get in the pit of your stomach when you have allowed one of your children to be injured.  And when you yourself are directly responsible for the injury, that sick feeling quickly spreads from your stomach, all the way to the depths of your very soul.  […]

Sidewalks and Laundry

We are in the market for a new place to live.  Not that there is anything wrong with our current place.  We love our current place.  The biggest problem with our house is that the reason we moved into it in the first place was that it was less than 2 miles from Simone’s office.  […]

The Great Edward Elevator Escape

Edward and I were over at Nini’s apartment yesterday doing laundry.  As the morning started to approach its end, it became time to pick Ruby up from school, so I told Edward to get his shoes on. Edward loves to get his shoes on, and he knows that once the shoes are on, it is […]

Don’t Wake the Steve

It was laundry day again, and you may recall that my trip to the laundromat did not go so well, so I decided to drive over to my mother-in-law’s apartment and do laundry there.  There are toys there, and at least my kids wouldn’t be bothering anyone else with their maniacal behavior.  I did try […]