Makin’ do

August 20, 2007

Journal, Lauren

I love making do.  (Not doo-doo.)  One of my greatest joys is substituting stuff for other stuff.  Now, in my cooking past this has backfired plenty, but in the rest of my world it works out ok.  I wish I could come up with some examples, but I’m really tired and can’t think.  What I wanted to show you was my shoe dryer.

I have some pretty bad-smelling feet.  There, it’s out there.  Judge me as you will.  I decided that perhaps it was time to wash my sneaker/sandals to wear on the first day of preschool.  (We don’t let the kids wear flip-flops, so I’d feel like a hipocryte wearing mine.  Plus, it’s to hot to wear my regular teacher clothes.)  I knew they wouldn’t dry overnight if I just had a fan blowing on them, so I put them ON the fan – muuuu huuu aaaahhh haaa haaa!!!!  Two-by-fours and a box fan!  I’ll make millions!

So wacky!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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10 Responses to “Makin’ do”

  1. Karla Said on:

    What a great way to share your foot stink with the neighborhood! You’re so thoughtful, Lauren -- always thinking of others.


  2. Brad Said on:

    It’s like a hovercraft for shoes! Maybe this could be a new way for shoe stores to deliver their products.

    Did it work?


  3. Peggy Said on:

    Did you know they make trays that attach to dryer doors for shoes? Of course, you could just make one of your own. But with this method, you’d have to start buying your shoes 2 sizes bigger.


  4. Lauren Said on:

    (Actually, I know about those. I didn’t want to put these in the dryer because I thought the heat might mess up the shoes. 🙂 )


  5. Michele Said on:

    Are you sure it was an owl and not a swallow? Perhaps an African swallow?


  6. Mark Said on:

    Yes… was it carrying a big coconut when it came crashing to the ground? THAT’S how you’d know if it was an African swallow!


  7. Lauren's mom Said on:

    Those shoes would have dried in two hours flat in our hot, dry Colorado sun -- no electricity required!


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