I have always prided myself on being resourceful. I love to take whatever little items I can find and bend them to my will.
Today, I tested that skill again.
I was at work and I took my calendar off the wall to write something on it. I went to hang it back on it's little push pin and instead, I dropped it. Between the wall and my desk. My desk has a back on it that goes to the floor.
First I said, "Oh F---." Mostly because it's already been a really crazy busy and stressful week. And also, annoying. If you know me, you know I couldn't just leave it there. It would have made me nuts. So I had to figure out how to get it out.
I started simple, grabbing my letter opener and trying to reach down with it and push it to the side of the desk. That didn't work. It wasn't long enough, plus there are a bunch of wires and plugs that were blocking the way. Then I grabbed our swiffer duster. It was long enough and worked pretty well, but again the wires were a problem. That wasn't going to work. So I turned to paperclips. I can do a hundred different things with paperclips. I'm always using them for this or that. So today I took a paperclip, unbent part of it, threaded the other end through the hole in the end of my ruler and taped the paperclip so it couldn't rotate.
I should mention, my calendar has a spiral bound wire at the top.
SUCCESS! I fed my contraption down the narrow space and looped my hook through the wire. My calendar is a little crunched from the swiffer, but it is back on the wall where it belongs.
Photographic evidence of my brilliance: