Hello and Happy 2019! Have y’all made your New Year’s Resolutions? Mine are pretty much the same every year… read more books, get more sleep, keep my house cleaner, finish up projects around my house, get rid of stuff I don’t need/want… you get the picture 😉
Today’s post has been a long time in the making. If you have cats, you know they go where you don’t want them to go. AND they insist on “helping” you do whatever they think it is you’re not doing well. And by “helping”, I mean laying on your keyboard, or sleeping on the pile of clothes you are trying to fold and put away, or taking down Christmas decorations you just put up, because you clearly didn’t do it correctly. Obviously.
I have a perfectly lovely desk and computer. The problem with working there is that Toby and Bridget insist on getting on my desk and “patrolling” my desk before the spread out (knocking things over) and take a nap on my keyboard. Truly, it’s a losing battle. After a couple freak out’s where my iMac almost took a tumble, I got to thinking… and came up with an idea.
I found a $10 marble pot holder thingy at TJMAXX. I researched “lazy Susan” hardware and found one on Amazon that I thought would work. Side note: Who is Susan and how lazy was she that she got something named after her? My pot holder had little rubber stops on the bottom that did not want to come off, so my hardware had to account for the height of those. I needed it to be just a smidge taller than those rubber pieces.
Here are pics of both side of the lazy Susan hardware… the two wheels spin around each other and had little suction cups on either side. The smaller wheel has suction cups on one side, the larger wheel has them on the other so they each grip their respective surfaces while spinning.
I tried it out and the cats quickly came to inspect and do their patrol. Well, it they rubbed up against it just right and in the direction between the rubber stops that were on the marble and my computer starting tipping. So plan B was to add a double layer of felt chair tips in the middle of the spaces where there weren’t rubber stops. It worked!
Here’s a close up of what it looks like. The felt pads lift it up just enough so that it spins like a dream.
If you have any questions, just drop them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to answer them!
Hope you all have a great start to to the new year!