Monday, September 12, 2011

Hangin' Us Out to Dry...

If you look at my profile, you may notice
that I'm not exactly thrilled with where we live.
For various reasons, we decided to buy in a gated community. 


I've posted a few times about our HOA
and the violation notices we've received about
our rain barrel, our lawn (UGH!)
and our sunflowers being too tall.  I kid you not.

Until we are able to sell our house and move north,
we have to make do with where we are.
One of our goals is to reduce our expenses
and use natural resources whenever possible.
I found a loophole in the HOA covenants.

There's a section in the documents
that addresses clotheslines.
That's all I needed to find out.

Recipe for Dry Clothes

 1 contraband clothesline

 1 hole digger

1 support pole

1 bag each of crushed rock and quick-dry cement

Rocks go into the hole...

creating a luscious first layer.

Next comes the cement

Add water, mix well.

 Check for level

Remaining ingredients pieces await the drying cement

Add toppings

It looks like we'll get to use it this week
as there is not much rain in the forecast.

It feels like one small victory for us
and Mother Nature.
Let's just keep this between us, eh?


(Simple things make me happy.)

I feel like such a renegade...