Sunday, January 28, 2007

WHAT DOES A LAZY WOMAN'S CLOTHES LINE LOOK LIKE????


Well here is my new clothes line that my sweet Father-in-law put up for me. The top picture shows me trying to hang clothes out for the first time. It was designed so that you could stand in one place & hang your clothes. The ropes were set up on a pulley system but when I pulled the rope so that I could hang another item out...the rope sagged. The more I hung out the worse it sagged. We tried to tighten the lines but the rope was just too stretchy. So Danny had to re-string it with a different kind of rope. The bottom picture shows the clothes line set up without using the pulleys. Danny thinks that after I use this rope a while he will be able to re-string it so I can us the pulleys again. SO this is my LAZY WOMAN'S CLOTHES LINE!! Note the box on the post...its made so I can store my clothes pins in it. I love it! The iron posts are cemented into the ground...it will be there FOREVER!!!!! I have a wonderful Father-n-law......I really don't know what I would do without him!

10 comments:

Jen said...

How great is this....I used to hang our clothes out to dry when we lived in Florida...I wish I could still do this. Great photo.

Marci said...

Up here the Amish will string a line from their porch (usually up over a walk out basement) to a high tree of the barn roof line. They stand on the porch and put their clothes on the line. They hang WAY UP in the air. Not all of them do this, but you see it really often.

Wildflower Cabin said...

Hi Tina,
What a great clothesline...and that clothespin box is a great idea! You'll enjoy this for many years. There is nothing like the smell of laundry dried in the fresh air! :o)

Sandra said...

Yeah, pictures of your new clothesline! I really like the idea for the clothespin box. That's really convenient.

Jen said...

Staying in the same area dont worry.....

Kelli said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited to see pictures of your new clothesline..I LOVE it!!
Kelli

Sister--Three said...

This is a great gift. Mine line is attached to a tree and cedar post and i am not Amish...Baptist!

I love to hang clothes out!

Revee said...

I love seeing your new clothesline - and I'm jealous that you have a pulley system (what a really neat idea)! I especially love the box for your clothespins. Your FIL and Danny did a great job. :)

Clara....in TN said...

Can I borrow you Father-inlaw to build me a clothes line? Mine is awful. And I LOVE to hang clothes outside.

mouse said...

I wish we could have a clothesline but it is forbidden in the rules over here. I wanted one at our old house but Jerry never got around to it, it takes him a while to get around2it things done. Great F-I-L.