More homeowner hell! Look what some lowlife crazy person did! Click to embiggen!
I got a little bag of big wooden beads at a tag sale for a quarter. They oughta come in handy for something, right? Hey, I know! I'll take some string, and I'll wrap it around this old ladder in a pretty zig-zag pattern, and I'll construct it in such a way that each span of string has two big wooden beads on it, and the morning glory vines will grow up the string, and won't that be just the neatest thing!
Along comes some lunatic one day while I'm at work, cuts the string, steals two beads, and RUINS EVERYTHING! Yet another TRUE STORY! And I live out in the middle of rural nowhere! It's not like this ladder is sitting in front of a flop house in Hell's Kitchen. WTF? Did the UPS man steal my beads? Did little children escape with mommy's scissors and go on a rampage?
I know it was cut and not broken by a bear, because the string had a perfectly clean cut. It was done with a knife or scissors.
Amazing! This happened a couple of days ago. I've been so baffled by the thing I just walk by it and wonder if I'm dreaming! At some point I will have to do something to repair it while still maintaining its feng shui. Another thing on that damn To-Do List!
I know, I know. In the time it took me to take this picture and type this post, I could have drawn a little drawing in my sketchbook. But dammit, I really wanted to whine about this confounded bead burglar.