Nothing our grandparents didn't do...or our parents!

by Nick on Nov 11, 2009

For the last few days Claire and I have been working on building a clothesline. We had some help from Claire's parents selecting the materials last weekend. Instead of setting the posts into cement, we used metal post footings to secure the post into the ground. I had never used metal post footings before, and if I was to do it all over again, I would not have. It ended up being a little wobbly, so I added the supports going into the ground at 45 degree angles. While digging, about a foot into the soil, I found a yellow marble; a clue of someone's childhood past.

While having a clothesline is a little out of the norm, we found ourselves thinking that the majority of the projects we are planning to do at The General, are not "new" and "green". Instead, they are remnants of frugality and practicality which are no longer main stream.

One Response to "Nothing our grandparents didn't do...or our parents!"

  1. Nick Says:

    Sorry for the poorly formatted and ordered photos. The posting composer for blogger drives me crazy. You can now click on the photos for a larger version.

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