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Published on January 31st, 2012 | by Julie Finn

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How-to: Repair an Umbrella

an umbrella in need of repair

Because I’m a mean momma, my girls and I make the long march to the public library a couple of times a week even if the sun is blazing, the snow is snowing, or, gasp, the rain is raining down.

Kids (and their otherwise lazy momma) can tolerate a lot with the proper gear–in the heat, you’ve got to have water. In the snow, you’ve got to bundle up. And in the rain, you’ve got to have your galoshes and your matching rainbow umbrellas.

Umbrellas are not unendingly sturdy, but even if I was tempted to toss one out and replace it when it gets broken, that matching rainbow-ness keeps me honest. I would never give one kid a rainbow umbrella and one kid a non-rainbow umbrella, because I would not want to be an old lady someday and still listening to them bicker about the time when they were kids and one of them had a rainbow umbrella and the other one didn’t.

Fortunately, one of the most common points of breakage in an umbrella–that tip that comes unmoored from the metal support–is quite simple to repair:

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I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.



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