Comment by Hopefulone — November 14, 2012 @ 3:29 am
“We’ve all suffered from Saggy Boot Syndrome.”
Hey, I’ve been under a lot of stress at work, besides, this has never happened before.
Comment by Mumblix Grumph — November 14, 2012 @ 6:09 am
Petraeus’ hoochie mama found a good cure for sagging boots.
She lifts and separates.
Comment by apotheosis — November 14, 2012 @ 6:27 am
Them little tiny screw covers will cost, after taxes, about a BUCK-Fifty for 3 !!!!
Cover just 30 little screw heads and kiss a $10 dollar bill & change, good bye.
Warning: Never, ever, mention this to your doctor!
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — November 14, 2012 @ 7:19 am
^ If you’re gonna make your own kitchen cart out of wood and misc pieces of metal things instead of paying World Market $400 for one you won’t mind spending $10 on screw covers to make it look even better than theirs!
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 14, 2012 @ 7:32 am
Besides, if you’re gonna use old magazines for boot stands you’ve saved over $39947676554775.00 from not buying 75886 of those fancy ones to protect yur boots:)
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 14, 2012 @ 7:33 am
Good Morning Col J,
Comment by geezerette — November 14, 2012 @ 7:41 am
You never asked.
(Grainger is awesome. Exxpensive but awesome. See also: McMaster-Carr. Not just solutions to things you know about, but for things you never knew you needed. This is how you get a $600 hammer–the contractor needs it now, orders overnight delivery, adds standard mark up + service fee to govt. agency, who adds bureaucratic overhead and voila, a $9.99 hammer bought by the government for $600)
Look them up on Amazon and maybe save the Government style price.
Key to a long, happy life?
Do not, repeat, not start leafing through hardware and tool catalogs.
That way lies danger and obsession.
The trap is that it’s not called an addiction, it’s called a hobby.
As yet, there is no cure.
(What? [lowers eyes] Yeah, I dropped a wad at Lowe’s yesterday. I … it … but I can quit any time I want! Look, it’s not me! It’s for the new house. It … it needs a fix.]
I used rolled-up newspapers in my riding top & field boots after letting ‘em air out for a while. It was supposed to help ‘em dry out, too. Dunno if that really worked. I also used the $ aluminum boot inserts. So, what was the difference? Wellp … $, I reckon.
(What? Nah, nuthin’ in the Chippewa motorcycle boots. They’ll stand up by themselves, if they know what’s good for ‘em.)
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 14, 2012 @ 8:41 am
I’ve never needed to cover a screw…
But I did get a pair of boots that came with little blow-up inserts. Those boots went to the paddocks and the little inserts went to the Good Boots. I think a pool noodle – cut to size- might be cheaper since I see those magazines selling for $5 -$10 at the market check-out. I have no interest in magazines but a pool noodle is about $1. Maybe less at end of summer sales….
Comment by Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause* — November 14, 2012 @ 8:44 am
mech, I just used em for the example/description.
I actually found ‘em at Home Depot looking for cool stuff with which to embellish my kitchen cart that JRs gonna make me for my birthday:)
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 14, 2012 @ 9:05 am
Doug, I empathize wholeheartedly. ‘Cept now i no longer have the boundary of “hobby”, my toys also fall under “business”.
The boot idea sounded interesting and I was just given a box of old magazines so I thought I’d give it a try: