Friday, April 25, 2014

Springtime Changes

James is changing seasonal attire today. For eight months he has worn his wool hat with the red pom pom and his warm patch scarf. Today it is frogs and dragonflies. This is all because we had to put up a new clothesline. Well I couldn't put his winter clothes back in the drawer dirty, could I?
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This winter took its final toll on my line and there was a really fragile section. It was definitely threatening to break. Have you ever changed a 50 foot long rope clothesline that is high up in a tree? With a pulley at both ends? One that is as old as the cabin? It is a major one man and one woman job. It's a bit tricky to keep tension on the rope while threading it through the parts in a way so it doesn't come off of the pulley at the tree. Have you ever had to buy a 200 foot long quality line when you only needed 105 feet? Ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Today was the day. It is sunny and fairly warm. It is time to do Spring things. The bed covers all need to be laundered and hung out and, for one minute, do you think I would chance the line breaking?  Mission accomplished. Done ! Everybody is happy.


  1. I would love to hear the story about who carved James!

  2. Was James in a 60's rock band from San Francisco?

  3. I just wish I could have a clothesline!! Around here it's against the neighborhood covenants. Or whatever you call them...rules.

    I'm trying to catch up on your posts after you left me a comment last week while I was out birding most days along with a national birding convention being held in our city. Hope your week ahead is a good one. Thanks for stopping by to leave me a comment.