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“I’m glad I didn’t marry a poet” - No disrespect intended towards those with a poetic nature.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

This is just something I’ve said to my engineer husband every time he comes up with some unique solution to my problem. I’ve said it countless times during our 45 year marriage.

A recent blog mentioned “foam rollers” to massage sore muscles and tendons both as a preventative and for rehabilitation. You can buy these commercially of course, but when I wanted one immediately, I tried to make do with a towel wrapped around a rolling pin. DH saw my makeshift solution and instantly made me this one.

It’s a piece of “noodle” that we use when floating in the lake with a piece of old shower curtain rod through it. It works great.

These noodles are available in the dollar store and DH says you can get a 4 ft piece of household pipe for $1.50. I realize that it says something about his packrat nature that both of these were available in our basement storage area.

I understand that poetry and technology are not mutually exclusive. I’m sure there are some engineers who write poetry or poets who can fix their own plumbing.

In my case I know I’ll never get a flowery love poem (unless Hallmark wrote it), but for me this invention is a perfect substitute.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TEMPENATIVE 4/28/2013 3:16AM

    there is something to be said for husband who is handy. in the 12 years we have lived in our house, we have called a repairman twice. first was in the first year and we had a warranty, so that was convienent. last year the washer quit, and he found a guy on craigslist, who came over on a Sunday, within 2 hours of being called, and fixed it for $45 in 15 mins. emoticon thats brag worthy there

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WILSONWR 4/27/2013 7:43AM

    What a great husband! I'm just learning to really be more innovative building things I need, but it is a great since of accomplishment when something I make works well. I bet this is a great sense of joy for your husband as well.

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DESERTJULZ 4/26/2013 12:26AM

    Huzzah for your noodley foam roller. :D Clever husband.

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HAYBURNER1969 4/25/2013 9:53PM

    Gee whiz, when I think what I spent on "The Stick", I should have just gotten Dad to make me one!!!!

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WATERMELLEN 4/25/2013 7:25PM

    He sounds like a keeper! And: it's pink: how romantic is that???

(My DH organized new tires for my car today . . . we just have to recognize the language of love that they speak, right??)

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BOOKAPHILE 4/25/2013 2:12PM

    Sounds like you two were just right for each other!

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DR1939 4/25/2013 10:52AM

    Very clever.

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CELIAMINER 4/25/2013 10:44AM

    Good thing you married a keeper! And I love my foam rollers (yes, two, one for the living room, one for the basement workout area).

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DOVESEYES 4/25/2013 10:35AM

    emoticon on your choice of husband.

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JAHINTZY 4/25/2013 9:40AM

    teeheehee love it! I have many make-it-work minded individuals in my life, most the time I count myself among them... makes life interesting. I'll take useful creative soultions over flowery poetry any day personally.

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SUZYMOBILE 4/25/2013 9:38AM

    How lucky you are to be married to McGyver!

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KANDOLAKER 4/25/2013 9:07AM

    Genius hubby! What a great resource!

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KANOE10 4/25/2013 9:06AM

    That was sweet of your husband. Actions speak louder than words!

Thoughtful of him.

Have a great day

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LEWILL1982 4/25/2013 8:49AM

    Sometimes its better for them to be handy rather than romantic/flowery/poetic....I'm all about being productive, which tends to get me in trouble occasionally for not being the girly girl type. Love the foam roller, way to be ingenuitive!

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BARB4HEALTH 4/25/2013 8:09AM

    What a nice thing your Hubby did, I see you're glad he's handy.
This pink roller--just for you--really is a dandy!
I saw "poet" mentioned in your blog, I had to come on by
You inspired me to write this here, to praise your handy guy!


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SOPHIEDO13 4/25/2013 7:52AM

    Sounds like he should patten it b4 some one makes a fortune off the idea. Glad it works.

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/25/2013 7:30AM

  This is a classis piece of ingenuity! My husband would see it as a challenge and do the same type of thing. So glad we both have mechanically creative spouses! emoticon

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