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Sunday, July 14, 2013
Minding my receipts and today's mini project
I tend to be very good about hanging onto my receipts, which is great. I am not so great, however, about using them to make returns. I'm working on that. Today, I returned to the small, local hardware store in the town just north of here, to return some hardware I had purchased a few months ago, for a project (in order to tie up the long rope cords of the rolling blinds in the dining room so that they would be up off of the floor). That was a $4.44 credit. : ) I bought some vinyl clothesline and a pkg of eye screws-I'll definitely have some leftovers, but both are good items to have on hand.
I measured how far up I wanted to go with a mini clothesline on a small, covered porch, marked the spot for the eye screws with a pencil . I then placed the clothesline in one of the eyescrews with a double knot, then stretched the cord over to the second eyescrew and repeated the knot, trimming it off.
Voila! My mini, covered clothesline. DD's top is still a bit damp and we don't want her recently purchased, navy denim bag to get bleached out by the sun so this solves that issue. I am out an additional $3.31 but it's worth it.