So Brett went outside to put the final touch on the coop. There's a door for the chickens to go from the coop to the run. It needs to close securely at night to keep out predators, but stay open during the day so the chickens can go back and forth.
Silly me, I assumed that Brett was going to just put a hook on the door and an eye on the wall. I realized something was up when he started looking around for "rope" and "counterweights."
And actually, his solution is brilliant and will make our lives a little easier in the mornings.
Behold this marvel of engineering!