I have told you about the “aliens” at the foot of my basement stairs. They’ve been there for about 2 months now. They impeded us when we attempt to enter the basement and even when I elude them on my way in, invariably they ‘get me’ on my way out. It’s been quite annoying.
Yesterday was one of my “get things done days”. It means I get up and start doing things – taking care of the cats, vacuuming, emptying garbage cans, laundry, grocery shopping, cat food shopping, making salads, and whatever else catches my eye as I am whirling about. Did my cleaning tornado thing upstairs and headed to the basement to start on the laundry. Evaded the aliens on my way IN but they got me on my way out. Aliens -1, Ahuva-0. Upstairs to grab a cup of coffee and some Cheerios. Back to the basement to swap loads of laundry. Made it past the aliens, swapped the laundry, grabbed paper towels to take upstairs, started toward the stairs. And that’s when the great revelation occurred.
The Aliens. I needed to DO something about the Aliens. I needed to tie them out of my way already. I looked about the basement. Nothing obvious in the way of string. And then….. there they were …. my gear ties!!!!!
I LOVE gear ties. Every time I’m in the hardware store I have to restrain myself from buying just one more package. I don’t always succeed at restraint. I took 2 of the large gear ties, dragged a folding chair over to the Aliens and BOUND them. Two Gear Ties to Bind Them All.
It is now safe to enter and leave the basement. I can’t believe it took me 2 months to take care of this. Game, Set, Match to Ahuva!!