So we've had some germs in our house - coughing, nausea, general blahs - it's been around and around. The laundry was getting behind. When I say getting behind, I mean mountains. No kidding. The Rockies. The Ball Team laundry system is the washday method - seven people in the family, seven days in a week? It's flawless. Each willing and compliant member of the family washes and dries his or her weekly laundry on his or her assigned day. In a perfect world it would be that easy. When you are sick and busy, and just not terribly motivated, it mounds up fast. So I decided that I wanted it done. Done. I loaded up the car full of every scrap of cloth I could find in the house that wasn't either being worn, or folded/hung/neatly put away. This totaled (drum roll) 18 loads of laundry. WHOA! I took Samantha and Charlotte and we had a "how to use a laundry mat" lesson. It took us a few hours - Samantha left with some friends and was replaced by Rachel and her pal Hunter. It was a full day's work. Once home, everyone put it away and we are now back on track with the one person a day wash system. Live and learn!