After a sleepless night of cleaning up vomiting children and changing bed sheets, it is a satisfying feeling to finally get through the last of the washing on the following day.
This life affirming sensation takes a turn however the moment you realise that the doona you just put through the washing machine is now not much bigger than a T-Shirt.
This might seem like a fairly minor invention in the whole scheme of things, but it saved me a lot of hassle. Battling a 50m long, 1.8m wide length of aviary wire solo has its challenges. With this cinder block and galvanised pipe setup, I was able to wire up the possum proof vegetable cage without losing an eye, dislocating a joint or herniating a disc in my lower back.
Granted this won't allow anyone to colonise Mars but it was a small victory on the home front.