I didn’t want to post about this yet because I’d like to wait until I have the problem solved, but I’m out of ideas for tonight, so here goes:
I bought a pretty cool drying rack to use outside when the weather’s nice. I’d like to keep line-drying my laundry during the summer but it gets pretty damp down in our basement, so we don’t need any extra moisture. Plus, anything dried outside smells so dang awesome. You might remember that I tried a homemade contraption last fall with disastrous results. I saw this thing on the internet and had to wait a whole month before the guy was ready to sell them on his website. Finally I ordered it and it arrived on Monday. Hooray! Made of wood, built like a tank, holds at least 12 items, and sets up like a dream. I was so excited that I quickly washed a load of whites so I could hang something up before Parent-Teacher Conferences.
Yay! Clothes hanging outside! I used hair clips because it was kind of windy and the dowels are too wide for clothespins. (I don’t really want the marks from any kind of clothespin, so that’s going to have to be a prototype project.) Anyway, I made Lloyd come out and look. “Great. Wet clothes,” he said. He has no appreciation for coolness. I made him admire the ingenious design that let the gentle breeze spin the top around, like a laundry pinwheel of sorts.
Um, while I was at conferences, the wind picked up a bit.
Apparently it needs a little modifying for withstanding Nebraska wind. It’s construction should be exceedingly simple…..