Is That a Rope? No. A Frayed Knot.

The ropes that serve as the boundaries to our ponds up at the minigolf have definitely seen better days.  They were fraying and looking pretty tough.  Earlier this year, we had tried to repair them, but it wasn’t working.  The rope just continued to get worse.  We finally gave up on attempting to be McGuyver and purchased a massive spool of rope.

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If we were giants, this might look like a spindle of thread where we could sew our giant clothes.  Unfortunately, we aren’t.  This is just a massive spool of synthetic rope.  I have never purchased rope before, so I almost fell out of my chair when I was told the price.  Sometimes, you just gotta do what you gotta do.  Given the price, it may as well be made from gold.

IMG_2314We went with a synthetic rope because we have heard that it won’t fray and splinter like our previous rope had done.  It’s over an inch in width, so Jason had to drill out the previous holes to make room for the new rope which was slightly bigger.

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He had wrapped the end of the rope with some electrical tape to make it easier to push through the holes and then tie at the end – wait for it – at the end of his rope.

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This was one of those projects that didn’t take much more than a morning to accomplish, but had a massive impact up at the minigolf.

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We were really happy with the results.  It will be fun to see how long the bright white lasts because many little hands hold onto the rope.  It’s kind of like a white couch in a home  filled with small children.  It doesn’t last long.  We will have to wait and see!

The difference is dramatic!  We just wish we would have bit the bullet sooner and installed it about a month ago.  Another check on our mile long to do list is complete.

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How about you?  Have you been tying up any loose ends around your place getting ready for winter?  See what I did there?  Tying?  I crack myself up.

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