Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The All Purpose Leg Mold

Last football season, Moe fractured his knee during a football game and was in a full custom leg brace for a few months. In order to make the leg brace, they put his entire leg in a mold. The doctor made two leg molds, one for them and one for us take home.

We had a dilemma. What do we do with a 4 foot leg mold made out of rolled fiber glass? Surprisingly we found many uses for it...





It makes for a great handy hat holder.





















A tool to retrieve items from very tall cabinets. NO more having to wait for Moe or Renaissance Man to help me. One does wonder why RM places things too high for me to reach.




















Fancy Modern Art Work for the fireplace mantel. Andy Warhol would be proud.






















To Freak out the neighbors , especially the annoying dog across the street that always takes a crap on our lawn.




















That's Renaissance Man.....No Comment.





















Discipline Tool for Unruly Teenagers (No one was hurt during this photo shoot, well just a few bruises)




















The actual leg brace that Moe wore for 4 long, excruciating months. He's out of the brace ! And his fracture and all the nasty torn knee muscles are healed. Now what do I do with a 4 foot leg brace? Oh, the possiblities....


17 comments:

Beth said...

I'm going to add a leg mold to my list of "Must Haves!"

Great ideas!

Mother Goose said...

that is funny that the doc would make one as a souvenir! But, I love all of the ingenioue ways that you have put that leg to use! OUCH on the leg injury!

I was wondering if the doc would make me an upper torso cast. I think I could find some uses for that and that Andy Warhol would approve!LOL

septembermom said...

That really come in handy! I like all your uses for it! My kids would probably use it as a hockey stick. Love how you put in under the car! Thanks for the laughs:)

Karen (KayKay) said...

Who knew that I needed a leg mold? But, obviously I really do!

The Crazy Coxes said...

I could really use the leg mold as a child beater!!! It's so perfect!

Tammy said...

What about a nice leg lamp a la A Christmas Story?! You all are too funny!!!

CDB said...

Great post.. just when I thought it couldn't get any better than dumping protein powder all over the floor, the artwork and neighborly prank won out. Funny!

Kristina P. said...

You are hilarious! I love that you still have it. Although, I guess we would do the same.

Wendy said...

you crack me up!

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

LOL...that was funny! I especially love that the mold is used to beat up on unruly kids! lol! What about unruly husbands?

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

LMBO!!!! awesome!

Yaya said...

Oh.My.Gosh.

This is hilarious!!!!!

wendy said...

Great ideas for sure. I know all about knee injuries -- my husband has had 2 major knee blow outs (football related ) it is a fun sport --but DANGEROUS. Poor moe. and p.s. I love that photo of you and your son on your profile. It is tender.

Sassy said...

SOOOOOOOOO FuNnY!!!!!! I was thinking of the movie Christmas Story the whole time....I ♥ it! You have to keep it...I love it on the frireplace and on your hubby's head...LMFBO...I am worried about you pulling down his stuff for his shakes...if that hit you in the head...you would have to wear that brace on YOUR head!!! My son's bottle of that is HEAVY! Seriously hilarious!!!

Melinda said...

Hahahahaha Too funny! I like the scaring the neighbors one best--well, and the beating the kids--well, and the sculpture...okay, they were all really funny! :D

the eternal worrier said...

I was Lol at the photos of the leg cast but now I’ve had a 2nd look the one on the fireplace (Andy Warhol) looks really good. I reckon you should leave it there and see if any visitors comment on it! I’ve seen far worse so called art.

nikkicrumpet said...

ROFL....now EVERYONE is gonna want one!!! You're going to start a new trend!