I am always on the hunt to harvest rusty springs.
I hunt high and low.
But sometimes I find them right on the side of the road.
As you know the better sofas have eight-way tied springs in them for support.
So if you spy a sofa sitting on the side of the road, stop and take a look.
It might be time to do a little sofa spring salvation.
I found this beauty recently.
The roofers had stripped it of all the cushions and foam - they use it for knee support.
I thought surely someone had removed the springs.
I peeked underneath and there they were.
Waiting to be saved.
I keep my trusty pink toolkit in the truck for emergency salvation projects like this one.
Mostly it takes patience to get the springs out of the frame.
Clip and twist.
Clip and twist.
The springs are really tied eight times so you have to clip each one eight times.
It was quite the harvest - a number of sofa springs were saved.
I would have saved more but Chucks called in the middle of this salvage operation to let me know he had been waiting and waiting for us to go eat.
Oh, right, I forgot completely about that.
Looking at my rusty shirt and hands, I promised to be home in a skinny minute.
Of course I had to hide the springs before arriving home.
Wouldn't want to hear what Chucks would say about another bag (or four) of rusty springs.
Sorry I have been missing in action. First I had one nasty stomach bug which refused to leave me alone.
Then Saturday morning my computer sent me a message that Windows XP had been out all night long and had become corrupted. Bad, bad girl!
She went in Monday morning for an update to Windows 7.
She is now pretending to not know who I am.
It is taking me time to learn all her new tricks.
Just wanted to let y'all know I am not ignoring you.
I'll be back again when Miss Thang recognizes my camera and lets me load some new photos.
I know you have missed my terrible photos.
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