I'm lovin' my forth "R" today. The forth R in the R's of preserving our planet's resources being repair. (The fifth "R" by the way is RENT but that will be the focus of another day's adventure) Today I went early to the Barn of Opportunity on a pure drop-off mission. No time nor intention to look around in the Gift Shop, nor chat with neighbors and friends. Not a minute to admire the tomatoes nor pet Tuckah. In and Out, I said. Yet I managed to spot these fine three ladies and bring them right home. They had the typical rotted webbing on the seats and clearly the former owners feared they might fall through.
this post, I'm sure). When she comments here I'm sure she will share where she got this roll. Anyway, I was really inspired by necessity since I am hosting a bit of a backyard event tomorrow and need more seating.
You'll see I didn't replace ALL the straps that could have used replacement (did I mention the rush?) but I'm sure no one will fall through the seat on my watch.
When did we begin to think that the term "disposable" was a good thing? And how can we turn that around? I know that I often think, "It's so cheap to replace these!", but in this case, cheap is not good for the planet. I sometimes think that my time is more "valuable" than the replacement cost and that the quick and easy replacement purchase is the way to go vs. the time-consuming repair job, but I am working hard to battle that decision and think of the value of my resources and my resourcefulness for that matter.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Repair. and REAP the good feelings.