when it’s free

my dog + me and the bbq

I took Charley for a walk on Monday morning.  We meandered through the local streets at 7am … The local streets scattered with interesting piles of hard rubbish.  Such a glorious dog walking morning!

At 7.21am I’d been around the block and up and down a few streets, poked my head into some courts etc. and was nearly home, and thought to myself, maybe I can fit in one more street? It’ll be okay to get home by 7.30am.

Woof! said Charley (not really, I’m just trying to include her in the story a bit more).

So we headed down Wendy’s street.  And Charley and I found …. Dunadada … A Webber Q.

I know.  Every girl and her cute little dog’s dream right?

I can tell you I was excited.  I GRABBED IT!  And luckily I was right next to Wendy’s.  So I rang her doorbell at that ungodly hour … And left it on her porch to collect later.  Lucky she’s used to my hoarding ways.

And Charley and I skipped all the way home.

The end.

free coathangers (found)

Yesterday I was driving along minding my own business (on Chifley Drive to be specific) and stopped at the Bell Street lights (heading north) where I noticed about 10 big cardboard boxes on the side of the road full of coathangers.  1000s of them I reckon. Accompanied by some serious looking shop fittings.

On my way home from Bunnings I pulled over to take a closer look.  

And I couldn’t resist so I picked up some coathangers … and used them to transform Clive’s wardrobe last night … such a nice friendly thing to do on my behalf … don’t you agree?  (in our house this is definitely beyond the call of duty – we’re strongly of the school of thought that your own clothes and how you choose to store them is your own problem)

And if only I had a station wagon I might* have picked up a glass display cabinet or two for the Art4All shop.

I wonder if it’s all still there today …

*probably definitely would have.