I am not sure which was more difficult: washing my clothes by hand OR convincing Nurse Susan, Lillian and Alice that I COULD wash my clothes by hand! I wish I could have taken a picture of their look: you would have thought I was trying to preform open heart surgery. They were convinced, I couldn’t or I “shouldn’t” wash my own clothes. =) All I know is today: I THANK GOD FOR WASHING MACHINES!!!!!