A Definition:

n contraption [kənˈtrӕpʃən]  a strange machine or apparatus We weren’t sure if that old contraption was gonna work.

A Video:

A Question:

Who or what was the contraption in this 18-second slice of delight?  Discuss.

A Thought:

Kluging together a day of homeschool, or a device to get the ball in the bucket, is more satisfying than one might expect.

About Tara Edelschick

Right now, Tara is on sabbatical in Costa Rica. She is sleeping more, and exercising and flossing every day for the first time in her life. She is enjoying her husband, her boys, and Nafisa (the daughter she never had) more than she ever has. And she is learning to rest in the arms of the one who doesn't rank you based on how many things you can cross off your list at the end of the day. Follow her on Twitter@TaraWonders.

  • Janis Henning

    Tara – you look just as excited about this whole project as your boys!! Love it :)

    • tedelschick

      Yeah, every once in awhile I remember how I ended up in engineering school.

  • Atta

    OMGOSH. LOVE THIS. So incredibly cool and dorky and fantabulous.

  • jennifer

    Is that a basketball hoop that it’s all attached to?

    • tedelschick

      No. There was a large metal grate suspended from the ceiling, from which we could hang all kinds of cool stuff.

  • Laura Brown

    Rube Goldberg!