Those of you who have been to our house will probably recognize today's "Mystery Guest":
It has been living in the house for over five years now, courtesy of one of the contractors who tossed it into the well one day - the 22-foot deep well that is in the den and now covered by a thick plexiglass sheet. Nearly every vistor who has seen the well has said, "What's that?" (the huge oak pump shaft) followed by, "Why is there a Mountain Dew bottle there?"
It's removal has been the topic of many a conversation, especially among our more engineering-oriented relatives and friends, and a potential competition at one of the surgical resident dinners we host. But now, it's done.
Yesterday, I decided it was time. After all, I had been mulling over solutions for, well, YEARS. I disassembled the small net I use for the fish pond and took it off its long handle. Then, since for some reason we do not actually have any rope around here, I used two very long outdoor-use extension cords and tied them to either end of the net, forming a small basket. After coaxing Mr. Dew out from behind the oak shaft, I slipped the net underneath the bottle and gently pulled it out.
Quote du jour:
"Procrastination gives you something to look forward to."
Joan Konner, US journalist, college administrator
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