Sunday, May 3, 2009

Mission Impossible

Rosalie likes to take off vent covers and look down into the creepy depths.
Yesterday, she dropped in a 2 inch jingle bell. It rolled just like a ball about three feet down the gentle incline. We thought it was gone for good.

And that's when Gadget Man appeared!

Using only some tape, a vacuum attachment, a magnet from a Relief Society fridge decoration, two flashlights, a tape measure, and a webcam, he constructed a retrieval system the likes of which you have never seen before!

The remote image on the laptop screen showed every last detail of his triumph. The bell surrendered-- scooting toward the magnet before its position could be taken. It was Fully AWESOME!

The kids were enthralled. Gadget Man/Dad was the hero of the day.

It seems a waste to disassemble it--anyone swallow any pennies lately?

7 comments:

kate said...

that is nerdily cool. i will definitely be doing that if we have such a predicament in the future. but gross about the swallowed penny.

Katie said...

so who is gadget man? casey right? i thought for a minute it might be anderson. that is the coolest contraption ever. thanks to dear rossalie i guess who created such an adventure right?

olderockhouse said...

Casey can do anything, cuz...he's...AWESOME! My new favorite movie character! Rhino Rocks! Ring ring...

victoria said...

Sounds like it was Casey's dream come true. Love the webcam attachment - that must've been just for fun, right? I think the tape or magnet would've done it - but then you get to see your triumph on the computer!

Katie B. said...

Fully awesome indeed. I knew he was really a spy.

Star said...

Man, I wish I had been there! Macgyver, eat your heart out.

Sarah C. said...

This is the kind of thing the National Geographic sticks in animals nests. EEeeek! You're kids are going to rock at science and math.