Sunday, April 19, 2009

Elegant Solution


This is the current state of my bathroom. As the wonderful young men doing this work were about to leave, I asked about the half-moon hole that needed covering. I suggested any of the window screens stacked up outside. Quickly assuring me it would be properly addressed before they left for the weekend, they disappeared for just a moment and then were back out the door. Curious, I discovered this was their graceful solution: tucking a corner shelf (plucked from the trashpile) over the similarly-shaped opening and wedge a nearby shovel against it, buttressed by an adjacent pipe. I admired this quick feat of ingenuity and have gone back a couple of times to look at it again, like I'm wondering how it's doing or something.