Sunday, June 20, 2010


Exhibit A: Recycling.

(As mentioned here, I have boxes full of all kinds of stuff, but mostly everything from all of my classes throughout my entire secondary schooling, it seems. And so I have been going through it, and with Tim's help, sorting it into appropriate piles for recycling.)

Exhibit B: Tim.

Notice that Tim is wearing a shirt and tie. Today is the Sabbath, so we're "resting," which means that we don't carry all of that recycling the long distance down to the car. We come up with some genius method that involves less work to accomplish our goal.

So we're really righteous, basically. Either that or we're lazy? Or bored?

Exhibit C: Rope.

Exhibit C: Pulley mechanism.

Exhibit D: Rope is hooked onto carabiner, which is attached to bag, which contains recyclable materials.

Tim lowers it over the railing.

Exhibit E: For the cardboard recyclables, a new system is devised. Through the handles on the box, Tim threads webbing tied together with a really beautiful water knot, which is hooked to the carabiner, which is hooked to the rope, which is . . . you get the idea.

Exhibit F: The pulley method is modified.

Notice that the rope has been removed. This improvisation dramatically improves the speed of the process.

Exhibit G: Box passing second floor.

Exhibit H (not pictured): Recycling is loaded in backseat of vehicle and disposed of in a proper manner.

1 comment:

  1. I love your system! Although I doubt it takes less effort than walking it down the stairs!