Mudcat Café message #3993079 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165433   Message #3993079
Posted By: Dorothy Parshall
19-May-19 - 04:02 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness: House, job, life - 2019
Dupont:

Waiting for R to return from picking up a cabinet at a friend's home in the city---- WE don't live in the city anymore!!! This wood cabinet: Friend Tom and I bought it, for $10, circa 1974 when some houses were being demolished; we could not get it into my 3rd floor flat due to the twist in the stairway (too tall) so after pondering the situation we said, "Maybe the Balks would like it" and drove across the river to the lovely suburb where our friends had a lovely home and asked if they would like it. Pat (who died two weeks ago) said it would make a nice mitten cupboard! On Friday, as I drove back from Beaver, phone call from Hannah: Would I like the cabinet back... ... OH? The mitten cabinet?... So forty years later... We Will find a spot for it! It is repaired and beautifully painted - I forget what colours. Wow! It has been used for many things in several homes, probably even mittens though I thought - "That's a LOT of mittens!" Now we get to use it for ???

Trip to Beaver: Left after English class on Tuesday, attended Driving Class (over 80 years old) on Weds, visited with various friends, helped Magda with pottery project, got Larry to come and try - and he threw 3 largish pots and WOW! Wants to do more. So studio is re-organized to accommodate two potters - at dif times- and I am SO happy that it is being used when I am not there much. Drove back on Friday and went folk dancing, after a nap. Great visit, great dancing.

Car got fussy about 20 minutes from home, and I stopped at Toyota dealer. It was a bout 12:30 and the nice service manager politely informed me that they might not have time to look at it; closing at 2:30 (holiday weekend). A spark plug had broken off, or something like that, and a piece had fallen into a cylinder and they used a magnet to get it out, they hoped. Anyway, I was out of there before 2:00 and it is working fine!! A mere $140! (Four new spark plugs)

Good rain here for the newly planted trees and perennials. Yard sales yesterday (no rain): nice bureau for BR - already washed and loaded! Fewer clothes on floor now! It had beautiful liner paper in drawers! Plant stand for a couple dollars is looking nice next to front door with a plant on lower shelf (front doors have large windows) and an ornamental plate on top of hand woven placemat on top - a place to put small things when coming in the door. Nice side table for LR and three good lamp shades, two have homes on previously acquired lamps. Need to find a harp for the 3rd - maybe at Beaver.

Some plants are moving outside! Plastic bin on back deck for fancy pots not in use. Planted green and wax beans at Beaver, pulled some weeds and cleaned sand off front doorstep - about 3 large buckets full!

Laundry and dishes caught up. House is taking shape - better and better. K is functioning effectively.

Exciting news, Charmion: "Himself" is not ready to be retired and your are in a great area for university! He will be busy and not underfoot! Hope you used a good mask for that garage cleaning!!

Still no R!