So I had this big bench that I wanted to get into the basement, but I was home alone, and I hate lugging big things down the stairs to the basement, since they're narrow and turny. What to do?
Well, naturally I have some scraps of climbing rope in my closet (doesn't everyone?), and I know how to tie a couple of knots, so I decided I'd just lower it down over the railing of the porch. It was really much easier that way. And while I was at it, I lowered down the big luggage set I wanted to get to the basement, too, because, come on, it was way easier and more fun than taking it down the stairs!
Aileen's comment on hearing this story: "You're so your father's daughter!" Which is just what I was thinking as I dug out the rope from my closet.
Thanks, Dad :)