Sunday, March 29, 2009

We did not do any Dame Edna impersonations

On Sunday morning Taph and I went for a drive through North Watson, and we found this little possum sitting, in a daze on the front step of a house that was being built.

We decided to try and move him, but our attempt with towels did not work so well. Taph was left with a couple of scratch and bite marks. I was sporting a several horrible gashes on the hand. We finally managed to secure him in a towel, and took him over to some trees near by. He took one look at the trees and went and curled up in the towel again.

At his point we figured, Vet, but how should we get him there. Without a box to put him in it was going to be a risky trip, but wrapping him up tightly in a towel, we set off (we figured if we keep the windows open if he starts to get agitated, we could throw him out the window.

The trip to the vet's was uneventful, but when we pulled up in the car park, he went out the window and under the car.

With help from the Staff at the Vet's, we tried to get him out from under the car, but he bolted up the nearest tree. The vet staff said they would keep an eye on him throughout the day. They also said that if we were able to catch him, then something was up with him.

This other possum is just one I found and photographed one day in Commonwealth Park. I went into these toilets and while doing my business I felt some one was watching me. I turned around to find it was this fellow.

So do not be confused, They may look cute, but possums are vicious creatures and perverts to boot.

Seven things challenge wk 11

1 Shirt - a brand new (still had the labels on it) Ralph Lauren shirt from vinnies.
1 pair jeans
4 Video tapes (or 1 packet of video tapes)
8 CD covers (or 1 packet of CD covers)
5 Dvd covers (or 1 packet of DVD covers


in 19
out --

In - 73
Out - 198

The big question i faced this week is how to count in the 1 packet of videos(which contained 4 videos) the one packet of CD covers, etc. I figured, that if i would count such things "Out" individually, then i should count them in the same way.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Seven things challenge wk 10

Things are going well in the declutering exercise. Here it is week 10 and i am appraching 200 things out.

shirt - green, bought for St Patricks Day.
books - 2
Tupperware jug and storage container.

Orphan lids - 6
Plastic containers - 10

In: 5
Out: 17

Total for 2009
In: 54
Out: 198

Friday, March 20, 2009

How to tell if he loves you?

How to tell if he loves you? Well that is simple, he buys you wool. You see, i work across the road from a major shopping centre, and during some lunch breaks, i go for a wander through certain shops at this mall.

Some times, i am looking for nothing special, other times i have a focus and a specific mission. While on these shopping forays, Taph has given me "Standing Orders" that if i spy a perticilar make / brand wool for under a specific price, then i have to grab it.

Well in K-Mart i spied a few balls of "Holiday" 8 ply wool blend marked down to 80c a ball. A quick phone call to Taph confirmed the buy option on these. Well i grabbed the balls i originally spied, and then noticed a few other balls in other colours. And then other balls in other spots.

It was only when i got to the checkout i realised i had a shopping trolley full of wool balls, and it was only after going through the checkout i realised the size of the stash. All 116 balls worth, but at 80 cents a ball, it was not all that expensive.

As i was leaving a little old lady asked how much the balls were?

"80 cents each" was my reply.

"is there any left" she asked.

I said back to her, "I think i found it all", but she still disappeared back into the shop.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Seven things week 9

Well I started on the cupboard of shame. The results can be seen here. Next stop is either the bag room of shame, or the linen closet of shame.

Curtain Tassells - two sets
Tupperware - 2

Bag of coathangers - This is a different bag to last week (OFJ had a number of childs size hangers, these are now out).
Box of old paperwork.
Acrylic jumpers - 6

Useless woollen jumpers - 5 (rejected by Taff)
Acrylic vests - 2
Sloppy joes - 4
Track pant
Bed protector
Polo shirt 2
Caps - 5

In 5
Out 30

Total for 2009
In - 50
Out - 181

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

My Momma told me, you got-ta shop around

While at Aussie Junk on Sunday with Taph, she saw that they had the bottom of a Tupperware microwave steamer. We gave Aussie Junk a fair looking over for the rest of it, but to no avail, so we left it there figuring we would never find the rest of it.

Predictions like that and me never seem to go well, and on Tuesday I was at Salvos in Belconnen, and "strike me pink", they had the top half of the steamer. A quick trip to Aussie junk in Mitchell followed, and behold, one complete Tupperware microwave steamer. total cost (not counting petrol) under $5.

But wait, there is more.

On Friday i called into Salvos Belconnen again, and while ferreting around i found many orphan Tupperware lids. I made a short trip to Second Chance, where i found an orphan Tupperware bottom, that i realised matched one of the orphan tops at Salvos.

When op shopping it always pays to remember the mismatched junk you find at other shops.

If anyone wants a Tea for Two teapot and two matching cups (with you and me written on them), then the Teapot is at Salvos Belconnen, and the cups are at Aussie Junk Mitchell (or at least they were last time i looked).

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Seven things challenge Wk 8

Shirts - 5
Polo shirt
Bag of coathangers
Pants - 2

Serving spoon
Garlic press
Plastic lids - 5
Ice cream scoop
Sissors - 2
Cork screw
Kitchen knife
Measuring cups - 2 - no a part of any set.
Glass jars - 3

in 9
out 17

Total for 2009
In - 45
Out - 151

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Seven things challenge Wk 7

Seven things.

  • Stubby holder - promotinal item from Brumbies
  • DVD - The complete set of original Thunderbirds
  • Tupperware lid
Total in - 3


  • Balaclava - The mutant moths got to it - Landfill
  • Belt 1 - vinnies
  • Socks 17 - vinnies
  • Pjs 2 pairs - vinnies
  • Udies 12 prs - used to wear briefs, have been wearing boxers for 3 years, so the old briefs can go. - vinnies
  • T-shirts 8 - vinnies
  • Swimmers 2prs - vinnies
  • CDs 16 - Box - landfill
  • Apron 1 - vinnies
  • Soundcard 1
  • Wallets 2 - old worn - landfill
  • Poloshirts 6 - vinnies
  • Headphones 3 broken - landfill
  • Cardholder 1
  • Pencil case 1
  • Mousematt 1
  • File of old paperwork 1
  • Jellymolds 2
  • Broken lid 1 - landfill

Out - 81

Well i finally started on the cupboard of shame, the results can be seen above.

Total for 2009
In - 36
Out - 134