So when it broke over the winter it was not that big of a deal. It was outside on the deck and apparently the elements got the best of it. Hubby threw it away when we "summerized" the deck.
I saw it in the trash and thought, "Hmmmm. I know that can't be glued back together (the top is very top-heavy, probably the reason it broke to begin with), but I wonder if a little duct tape would do the trick?" And then I answered myself, "Yep, you might as well try Lori!"
So I broke out the roll of WHITE duct tape. You know it comes in all kinds of colors now. I held the Watchamacallit back together the best I could and then just taped away.
It worked like a charm. But I knew I could not leave it looking all duct-tapish (aren't you glad I am an English teacher with my huge vocabulary???).
So I broke out another expensive tool. The twine ball from the $1 bin at Target.
And then I started spinning.
No, not some excercise class...
but the twine around the duct-tape fixit job.
I used just a smidge (another great word) of hot-glue-from
to secure the end.
I also a little twine to the top for balance.
Then, after completing my save-the-watchamacallit-project I was feeling pretty good about it. I put the watchamacallit on the outside deck table.
A couple of days later we had dinner outside. My hubby sits down and says, "I thought I threw that thing away."
My mom, who was eating with us came outside and said, "What is that thing anyway?"
They really know how to make a girl feel good about her watchmacallit-with-twine!