Our day was filled with chores today :) There was bread making to be done, leftover turkey to be transformed into turkey pies for the freezer, vacuuming and dishes to be caught up on and the never ending need to wash laundry *grin*.
In the winter months I actually have to pre plan when I want to schedule a wash day or two into my week. We have an older home and for some reason the plumbing into our laundry room freezes. The first winter here I didn't know the washing machine pipes would freeze solid with ice and of course when the washing machine went into the spin and drain cycle the water backed up and flooded the floor soaking everything in its path. Not so fun but the floor did get a good impromptu scrubbing *grin*.
So to thaw the pipes we have a hole in the floor directly behind the washing machine with a fan inserted in it so that I can plug it in and the heat from the basement will go into the laundry room to thaw out any ice. It usually takes about an hour, sometimes two hours if the weather is really cold and I have to run our second smaller woodstove upstairs to keep the temperature up in our living area because the fan sucks all of the downstairs heat out of the house into the laundry area.
I can't tell you how many times though that we've been in a pinch for something specific out of the laundry that I forgot to wash when everything was unthawed and would give my right arm to be able to pop a load in immediately! LOL. On days like that warmer spring days can't come quick enough *grin*.