Owing to the lack of a downspout at the lowest corner of the north eaves here at Roseholme Cottage (Don't ask -- or do: I'm pretty sure the present gutters are a lowest-bid special and it's not merely the wrong-way-if-any slope) and the imminent arrival of lotsa-lotsa rain, I drilled a couple holes in the gutter and went to hang a rain-chain instead. I planned to use some plumbers chain that was....let's see...um, it's around here somewhere...maybe?
Only not. And the rain was imminently imminent. Ooooo noes! That left nylon string, which I keep in stock in multiple colors. I did a quick and ugly braid from the gutter down -- and it works!
Falling water bulks up the string to about twice actual diameter, spiraling around it as it falls. That's Tam with the throat-clearing, by the way. Still plenty of pollen.
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
6 months ago