5. Washing Machines.. with two little kids, living in a shed surrounded by grass, rocks and mud, I am grateful that we don’t have to rub and scrub and rinse and squeeze by hand. My goodness, I’d be spending half a day every day doing just that. Or the kids would just permanently look brown. Either/or. Ha – actually I know it would be option B, but then I’d have to feel mummy guilt over it. So thank God, Industry and Innovation for coming up with awesome machines that do all the heavy lifting for us. All I have to do is connect the hose (temporary setup), push the buttons, and walk away. Lucky. Blessed.