So the good news is we have a washer and dryer in the temporary apartment; bad news is I have no idea what all these little symbols mean. I managed to fit about half a normal load into the washer and poured a little bit of powder into the slide out drawer. Detergent comes in a bag with directions on how much of a scoop to use, but no scoop-was I supposed to buy that somewhere else? Found a power button-the light comes on, and turned one dial to 60 degrees C, sounds reasonable for washing clothes. Since the pink area of the dial seemed to have a picture of a cotton bud, I turned it to that section and viola, water and suds! After checking on it several times we seemed to be making progress, but it still took 2 hours for just half a load. The drying was more straight forward, select a time-60 minutes and push the start button. At least the clothes are dry and not too many wrinkles, but this will be an all day project to get a couple of loads done.