Experimenting with a cooler

Ever since we killed the little refrigerator in the basement, we haven’t had a place to put drinks to keep cold. It is absolutely not a problem since I am exclusively drinking Tang and instant coffee, but since people are coming over, I thought it might be nice to offer them a beverage that didn’t need to be reconstituted.

The solution? A cooler. The problem? Ice is messy. I am testing a system that will enable me to just switch out a frozen gallon of water without disturbing the contents. So far, so good. (Meaning that I assembled this an hour ago and have no idea how well it will work.)

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Hmmmm. I see the problem. Needs more Tang.

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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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9 Responses to “Experimenting with a cooler”

  1. Brad Said on:

    “Its construction should be exceedingly simple.”

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  2. Peggy Said on:

    Nightmare Before Christmas???

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  3. Peggy Said on:

    “If you build it, they will come.”

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  4. Deborah Said on:

    Say, any of you boys smithies? Or, if not smithies per se, were you otherwise trained in the metallurgic arts before straitened circumstances forced you into a life of aimless wanderin’?

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  5. Lauren Said on:

    Heh. “We thought you was a toad.”

    UPDATE: Not effective. The stuff on the bottom is quasi-cold, but the top stuff is ‘sitting down in the basement anyway’ cold. The plan is to just move non-essential refrigerator stuff in there and keep drinks in the fridge.

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  6. Deborah Said on:

    OBWAT never disappoints.

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