Have these things ever happened to you? The kids have put a dent in your Nobel Prize trophy. That suit of armor you wear on weekends has a squeaky kink in the elbow joint. Or the special bondage cuffs have snapped a link.
Well, don't just put up with these irritations. Take all your broken gold, silver, brass, bronze, tin -- anything made of metal, really -- to the National Ornamental Metal Museum this weekend, October 12-14, for their annual Repair Days.
Blacksmiths and artisans will look at whatever you've broken, give you a free estimate on the spot, and repair it -- sometimes while you wait, though bigger projects may take a few days. As the museum says, "We repair everything but cats, cars, and broken hearts."
For more information, visit the museum's website.