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Cleaning hits The Llama - Phil's Rambling Rants
October 8th, 2008
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Cleaning hits The Llama
On my big trip to Ecuador in 2005, I did some shopping in the big native market in Otavalo.  This is one of, maybe the, largest native market in South America; Americans go to Ecuador just to go there.  Of course I was going to spend a week in the jungle, but since Otavalo was on the way, we visited the market.  One of the things I bought there was a rug made of a patchwork of different colors of llama pelts.  It's a cool thing that I enjoy showing off with my other souvenirs from the trip, but it's never been convenient at home.  When I had a dog, I had to keep it packed up lest it become a chew toy, and it's lived in a duffel bag (that I also bought in Otavalo and took the souvenirs home in) sitting on the couch.


The Llama, on my couch for scale, with the duffel I keep it in.

My ongoing housecleaning project continues to progress, and it's now reached that couch. I have to do something with The Llama.  I don't want to just stuff it in a closet and forget it.  I'd like to actually display it but it's too doggone big.  But it can't stay in its duffel on the couch any longer; the key to success in taming clutter is not leaving things just lying around in reclaimed areas.

What to do, what to do.

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From:bammba_m
Date:October 8th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Wall hanging, like a tapestry?

Or get a quilt rack and hang it on that?
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From:robin_june
Date:October 8th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
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I third that.

If you hang it on a wall Not opposite windows (e.g., the wall the windows are on), then the fading from sunlight will be much less.

And then if you get another dog sometime later, you won't even have to worry about the puppy digging it out of the closet because of the hidden-strange-furry-animal smell.
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From:poltr1
Date:October 8th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
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I fourth that. It's too nice to be sitting inside a duffel bag.
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From:queza7
Date:October 8th, 2008 10:52 pm (UTC)
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Instead of a wall hanging, you could also make it a bedside rug. Looks like it would be an awfully comfy way to start your morning!
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From:msminlr
Date:October 9th, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
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Of course, that presupposes there is enough floor area adjoining the bed (or enough space UNDER the bed to tuck the surplus under).

IS this an option? I agree: that would be nice to step onto first thing in the morning.
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From:tigertoy
Date:October 10th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
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It's too big to really be a bedside rug, and I wouldn't want it to be a middle-of-the-bedroom rug because I wouldn't want to walk on it with shoes on.
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From:tigertoy
Date:October 10th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)
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It would be awfully warm indoors, but not much use as an actual cold-weather garment without tailoring it into a cloak.

I've ended up doing that with it on the other side of the couch (the shorter leg of the L shape), by rolling half of it up. I didn't want to just drape it, because it would pretty much reach the floor on the back side, and it's dark and scary back there and I didn't want it to be eaten by a grue -- which is why I didn't see this as the obvious solution.
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From:tigertoy
Date:October 10th, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)

Does anyone get this reference?

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Unlike gnurrs, the grues do not come from the voodvork out?
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