my week in objects (mostly).

September 17, 2021

1. this wonky little checkerboard.

{made for checkers-obsessed kids.}

2. this sap bucket.

{one man’s trash…for my trash.}

3. this new rain cape for biking.

{a gift from cleverhood and so, so much better than getting soaked.}

4. these bits and pieces.

{from a very productive morning brainstorm with rose.}

5. these sungolds.

{for still being here.}

other things:

the repair.

there was only me and a house and a vast gap of knowledge.

this unbearable beauty, this ruthless presence.

harvest moon.

the calm after the storm is a literary myth.

a slightly more polished board.

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  • Reply Michelle September 17, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    You always share the most excruciating articles – – sad, infuriating truths. Thank you.

  • Reply Robin September 17, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    I read “the repair”. So amazing… spoke to me for sure! I and my husband renovated our bathroom. I fixed holes in the ceiling, repaired the 1970s shower plumbing, painted, put in light fixtures, installed shower rod, shelving, mirror, hooks. It’s all easy stuff, all learned by YouTube, but generally inaccessible to women. My husband used YouTube to install the toilet. Boys are taught to use tools from birth through toys and play, so they have an easier time doing repairs. Women have to learn as adults.

  • Reply maggie September 21, 2021 at 10:43 am

    Forever glad that my high school offered shop class. Learning to make and fix things is so empowering!
    Bicycle and sewing machine cleaning and maintenance, faucet cartridge replacement and aerator screen cleanout, tightening cabinet knobs, unclogging drains, changing air filters, flat tires, jump starting a battery, carving a spoon. We can do things! Some of them are super simple, others you might have to check out a book at the library, but what could be better than that

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