This is just a short post, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
I was driving down the road the other night and I noticed a thin white line right down the middle of the lane. I drove a ways, and realized it was a rope, laying in the road.
Not wanting someone to get it tangled around an axle or a drive shaft, I pulled over and waited for traffic to clear, then started picking up the rope.
I have big arms, and I wound the rope around my arm until it was full and wouldn't hold any more, then I put that in the back of my truck and kept winding. it took three times, filling my arm to get all the rope picked up.
I estimated somewhere around 200 yards (600 feet) of rope.
I left it in my truck until I could figure out what to keep it on. I was trying to figure out how to build some kind of spool or spindle.
Two days later, in the daylight, I was driving along and I saw a spool like the kind they keep rope on. I thought, "Hey, I should stop and get that, it would work for that rope I have."
Then, I looked at where I was and realized that I was about 50 yards from where I found the rope. What a coincidence, this was the spool from the rope I found.
So, I wound it all onto the spool.
I now have a spool full of white nylon rope, probably more rope than I will ever have any need for, for the rest of my life.
And, as a plus, the road is safer, the side of the road is cleaner, and I got a really good workout winding rope on a spool!