Rebirth to the Eighties to Get Rich - Chapter 55
Chapter 55 – College Town
Mother Ji had a purpose for having said so much. It was all to express one meaning: don’t eye my son’s washing machine. You lazy bitches just want to try and take advantage. It uses electricity and water and those are not free. You want to use it? All right, bring money to pay and go to the river to fetch water by yourself!
A washing machine costs several hundred yuan, so how could they let just anyone use it? The things and practices of old have changed, it is now a new society. It was basically impossible for them to share.
“Don’t worry about Mother, you can just use this washing machine yourself. Mother can just wash the clothes by hand. It’s just a few clothes. Danhong, your belly is really big, so it’s inconvenient for you to do so.” Mother Ji said this to Su Danhong in front of everyone as a deterrent.
Su Danhong did not support her intentions but she just smiled and remained tactfully silent.
Other people had things to say to Mother Ji, but when they heard what she said, their lips twitched and they did not say anything.
When the others were pretty much gone, Ji Mudan, who was also in the crowd, stayed and said with a smile, “It will be much more convenient with this washing machine. Second sister-in-law has a lot of clothes to wash every day and it’s really annoying. I’ll bring the clothes over later.”
“You can wash it yourself. Danhong is pregnant now. She doesn’t have time to serve you. Where are you planning on never washing again and just using their washing machine? Ask your man to buy one. If you dare to come here to cause trouble, then don’t cry if you get bitten by Da Hei!” Mother Ji immediately locked onto her.
Since Feng Fangfang and Ji Mudan had caused a disturbance on the first day of the New Year, Mother Ji’s view of them had fallen greatly. She still thought there was a chance that Feng Fangfang knew better, but Ji Mudan was clueless.
Besides Mother Ji, even Su Danhong didn’t have a very good impression of her.
“Mother, I’m talking to third sister-in-law,” Ji Mudan pursed her lips.
“What mother said is also what I say. Things are inconvenient for me while I am pregnant. Otherwise, I would wash all the clothes by hand. But it will be cold soon and the baby will be here soon too. I can’t let a man like Jianyun go out to wash diapers for me on a cold day. Mother is old, and she shouldn’t overwork herself. What else could we have spent so much money to buy the washing machine for?” Su Danhong expressed indifferently.
When it was time for her to speak up she would never back down. Otherwise, wouldn’t it seem like Mother Ji was being meddlesome? When there was a quarrel, Mother Ji had stood up for her, and needless to say, Su Danhong was also on Mother Ji’s side in this matter.
Sure enough, Mother Ji wore a particularly satisfied look when she heard Su Danhong’s words. She did have some opinions about the washing machine, but after Su Danhong spoke up, she just let it all go.
Su Danhong was due in October. The weather during that time would be cold. After her confinement for a month, it would be more or less November.
The conditions in the past when Mother Ji gave birth to four sons and a daughter were not like how they were now. After giving birth to the baby, you would have two days of rest and then you would need to go back to the field. Thus, she fell ill during the confinement period, and her body couldn’t handle the winter. If Su Danhong really wanted her to come and wash diapers everyday, then she would have the will but not the energy to do it.
Jianyun was a real man and was busy taking care of the orchard all day, so it was a really good idea to buy a washing machine at this time.
Although she was a little worried about money, what was done was done and there was no point in fussing about it now.
“Hurry back. Danhong is still busy here,” Mother Ji said to send her away.
Ji Mudan was very unhappy. She snorted and then left.
Feng Fangfang smiled and said to Su Danhong, “Danhong, you have to rest first. When it is your confinement, eldest sister-in-law will help you.”
She heard this and it was the reason why she was willing to get closer to Feng Fangfang.
“Then I’ll thank eldest sister-in-law first. When that time comes, you don’t have to cook at home. You can just cook here and eat here, and bring Hou Wazi with you,” Su Danhong smiled and said.
She was polite, and Su Danhong was willing to be generous.
Sure enough, on hearing her words, Feng Fangfang refused with a smile, but she knew the scores were settled.
It goes without saying that the meals from Lao San’s wife were exceptional. If she could go over during confinement, then she would be very happy that her family could eat well.
As soon as Feng Fangfang left with Hou Wazi, Mother Ji said, “Mother will also come and help.”
Su Danhong shook her head. “Mother, there’s no need. When it comes to eldest sister-in-law and the others, you do not need to interfere. If you interfere on my behalf, then you will be resented.”
Mother Ji smiled. “You don’t have to worry about this. Mother is happy to help you during confinement. Why would they feel strange about it? If they dare to say no to mother, then mother will get angry at them!”
The filial piety of the other three daughter-in-laws all altogether were not as good as the filial piety of Lao San’s wife, so what could they do when she helped her during confinement?!
Su Danhong smiled but did not let it bother her.
In any case, her life was her own. Other people could gossip as much as they liked. Feng Fangfang would certainly not say anything about it, and even if she was unhappy, she would tolerate it for her own dignity.
As for Ji Mudan and Yun Lili: although Ji Mudan supported her on New Years, it was only because she wanted her to fight Yun Lili over the 500 yuan. There was no more to their relationship after that.
When it comes to these two sister-in-laws, even if you praised them for everything, don’t think you would get any in return. They would just think they deserve it from you, and that you owe it to them.
Su Danhong had always kept a respectful distance from these sister-in-laws. Anyway, they didn’t live together and lived in their own way, which simplified things!
Ji Jianyun quickly set up the refrigerator and washing machine.
They didn’t have electricity yet, but it was pretty noticeable at home.
“Our home is a little small,” Su Danhong stated.
“It’s not small, is it?” Ji Jianyun asked.
“Make lots of money, okay? When the time comes, tear down this house and build me a mansion,” Su Danhong looked at him and said.
Ji Jianyun was surprised upon hearing this, he immediately smiled and went over to support his wife. “Don’t worry, honey, when the orchard is ready, I will build you a mansion to live in. It will have central heating just like in the city!”
“I’ll hold you to that,” Su Danhong said to him.
Ji Jianyun could not help it and gave her a kiss on the face where she did not have makeup on.
Su Danhong blushed and gave him a side glance. “In broad daylight, you are still being indecent.”
With that, her stomach began to move, and Ji Jianyun’s attention was drawn to her stomach.
The little baby’s movements were big and naughty. Su Danhong’s belly was being drummed over and over by the little baby.
“This little baby must be very naughty.” Ji Jianyun smiled when he saw the little baby like this.
Su Danhong smiled back and said, “Doesn’t that come from you? It doesn’t matter. When the time comes, you will be in charge of discipline.”
“All right, leave it to me!” Ji Jianyun declared to her.
Three days passed in the blink of an eye. One morning, Ji Jianyun organized his family’s affairs and went to town with more than 6,000 yuan. He went to the college town with Hong Jie.
Mother Ji didn’t see him when she came over and thus asked, “What’s going on with Jianyun?”
“Jianyun went to do something with his comrade, and he won’t be back until this evening.” Su Danhong said. “Mother, what can I do for you?”
“This is the consent form. Isn’t there going to be electricity soon? Every family has to sign it,” Mother Ji replied.
“I can sign it.” Su Danhong took the consent form, read through it, and nodded.