Thanks, Dad!

August 7, 2013


This is also the time of the year where various repair work gets done at the CDC. I am prepared for the upcoming work days, but I was a little ticked off when the kids showed me that the mountain climber-thing had a hole on the ‘ledge’. Grrrrrrrrr. Children sticking their fingers in holes and making them bigger……. Grrrrrrrrrr……

Luckily, when I was leaving my parents’ house this summer, my dad sent along a giant spool of sturdy thread. (He recovered their patio chairs.) I wondered if there would be a use for it, and sure enough – there was.


A little permanent marker, and it’s good enough until I can get a replacement ordered. (Which will be never.)


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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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7 Responses to “Thanks, Dad!”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Wow! You wove a patch for that hole? It’s like you darned it.


  2. Kristi Said on:

    How long did it take to do that?


  3. Elaine Royuk Said on:

    That looks just like my Mom’s work when she darned my Dad’s socks! It’s a work of art! Does anyone darn socks anymore??


    • Peggy Said on:

      Excellent job Lauren!! There really is nothing you can’t do!!

      And I have never darned a sock….a wouldn’t know where to begin (well, somewhere near the hole, but you know what I mean). Did people darn socks in the past because socks were more expensive to replace? Or were they just made better so you hated to get rid of them? My mom used to make my clothes when I was in elementary school. But I know material was much cheaper in those days. Now I think you can get things on sale for less money than it would be to make it yourself. But I sew as well as I garden….so what do I really know on the subject.


  4. Curt Said on:

    Darn, that looks good.


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