We've been quite busy, I am still catching up on Georgie Love work, there are so many new things on the site just in time for Christmas.
We have also been going to the beach on sunny days, swimming at an indoor pool during rainy ones, working on our new vegie patch! We have dug, fertilised (STINKY!) and planted. We are just waiting for our little seeds to sprout. In retrospect I would have bought seedlings, but fingers crossed we will be eating some delicious organic vegies at some point in the future!
ALSO, I picked DrMr up from work today and I noticed (as I have for a while as I have been driving through at times and not able to stop) that some of the fancier suburbs around Toorak are having hard rubbish. So we had a little time before Rubes got super cranky and we had a (sadly, very) little drive around It's a well documented fact that I LOVE hard rubbish. ANYWAY, for the first time DrMr got right into it (he is usually waiting mortified in the car) and he scored for Rubes:
2 pretty awesome bikes, both are in good condition and just need a bit of a scrub.
For himself, a fairly hideous ceramic panther that he insists is going to go in his office. This thing is almost the size of Georgie.
and FOR ME, from one house, we picked up 5 (FIVE) sewing machines. They are of different age, condition - only 1 I am convinced really is dead. I found my sewing machine in a hard rubbish haul last year (with another one), had it serviced by that guy in Belgrave who is convinced that it's in immaculate condition and will last me the rest of my life. It's AWESOME and probably from the 70s. When things were BUILT TO BE KEPT.
The oldest and stinkiest, but in such lovely condition! I am sure a collector would dig this.
Now obviously I only need one sewing machine, which I have in my work space and use too infrequently. I don't need seven. I haven't checked any of these, but I certainly can - if you have a niece or daughter (or son!) or cousin or friend who is interested in learning to sew and you wouldn't mind paying for it to have a service - you are welcome to one.
I am DESPERATE to go back and look for more gold in the trash, maybe tomorrow. Ahhh!