We’ve been here for a month now, and I miss my family and my doggie, but I really miss MY WASHING MACHINE AND DRYER!!!

The machines over here are combination washer and dryer and handle about 1/3 to 1/2 of a typical load at home.  It takes over FOUR HOURS to do one teeny-tiny load. That means it takes 8 to 12 hours to do a regular American-sized load here, whereas at home it would take me a little over an hour!