Saturday, March 14, 2009

collecting in buckets . . .

This, my friends, is a science fair project in the making!

It's not actually a science fair project, but when I was constructing it the other day when it was raining in the HALLWAY, it seemed certainly to be just like what one would be.

Here's the deal. Because the wind was so vicious last week, several shingles blew off the roof and into the neighboring field, along with things like the BBQ cover, the worm bin lid, and a few other "this, that, and what have yous". As a result, there were several leaks in the hallway ceiling upstairs. I had put several buckets and trash cans out to catch the rain, but was unable to capture it all because it kept finding new ways to leak. That's when I resorted to the Ohio Handbook on Dealing with Elements. Actually it is not a handbook at all, it was a conversation I had with my mother who has delt with leaky roofs all her life. (I remember as a child seeing buckets strategically placed in our home to catch the rain) This time she told me of a new way of channeling the water so it collects in one bucket, and makes NO dripping noise at all. Taping plastic trash bags to funnel the rain to one area, poking a hole in the lowest point, then running a string down to the bucket did the trick! I also took a little creative liscence and poked string into the plaster and tied it to the main artery as pictured above. I LOVED IT.


Lauren W. said...

Hey Fout clan! Love the "Science Fair Project"!! Glad to know that ya'll are doing well!

I have a prayer request!!
A girl who went to my school last year, Rebecca Ray, was complaining of a terrible headache and was throwing up last week. The doctor said it was just the flu (when has been going around) but, Saturday the pain was so bad that her mom took her to the e.r. and during the cat scan they found a brain tumor. She was rushed to Wolfsons (the children's hospital downtown). By sunday she lost all movement on one side.

They did a 3 hour mri yesterday and from that they saw 1 tumor on her brain and 2 on her spine. They knew that they had to get them out as fast as they could. So, today they did a surgery today to get out what they could of the tumor. They got one out that was the size of a lime. I am told that she is doing well! From their findings the doctors concluded that is was cancer. The doctor is going to start Becca on chemo and radiation. They are still going to biopsy the tumor they took out. We should get the results from that at the end of the week.

Just last week I was texting her and just chatting. She was in a lacrosse game. And this week she has cancer. I know that God is in control! Please Pray!

foutfolk said...

We TOTALLY will. God bless her and her family.