2017-01-09 Mon

SUFE (Second Use For Everything )

I grabbed half a dozen baking trays from the recycle bin.

Actually, they came in the cardboard carton that had brought in the new set of baking trays, so I got a good-as-new storage carton out of it too.

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Each tray needs to be cleaned.

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I have a scrubbing “Coppery” made of Woven Steel Thread.

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I have a can of Abrasive Powder.

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I have Water and Detergent.

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I have a Strong Right Arm.

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I have Time ...

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I have recipes!

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And I have received a late Christmas Gift!

SUFE (Second Use For Everything )

We are in the middle of a cold snap. Daytime temperatures are somewhere between -15ºc and -5 ºc. Night time it goes much lower than that.

The bookcase was abandoned in the garbage area outside our building.

I waited 48 hours and figured that by then all the insects, if any, would be killed off through lack of energy.

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Mirable dictu it fits perfectly in a nook in my dining area.

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When I say it fits perfectly ...

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I mean, it is a tight fit.

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But I struggled and got it in there, carefully manoeuvering it around the serving-hatch shelf.

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It came complete with shelves (again, in good condition) and a complete set of shelf pins.

I had to load the books from my other bookcases.

English and Writing on the top, then French, Spanish, and German and Trigonometry.

An Academic am I.

The pussy-cat piggy-bank sits with a few toonies, waiting for me to extract two and go for a coffee and two newspapers at the Eaton Chelsea Hotel on Gerrard Street.