I occasionally do laundry at a nearby guest house.  They have a washer and dryer and let me use it when they are not busy.  I used to complain in St. Paul that my apt. charged $1 to wash and $1 to dry.  Here, gladly pay almost $4 to wash and dry total.  If I start early enough and the weather is good I air dry, but it is a luxury to use a machine and have everything soft and cuddly.  I don’t do it often, but it sure is nice.