Tone-in-oz just doing it anyway

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

diy or not


    Expensive month of Sundays really

    Blue moon month of Sundays anyway.


    About.
    You know, 5 weegens worth of pain suffering success and lack of adulation. 
    Had some money left over after tax and pension pay out adjustments and trying to be...cheap. And it is only the start of the financial year...
    PS: a Lotto win paid for itself, only, like, the ticket entry....

    Whinge needs rants wants and had to be dones...


    Ideas/Tasks
    DIY?
    Follow up
    Bargain
    success
    cost
    new 55" LCD 3d smart tv
    no
    no
     blank
     blank obviously
    yep...
    Fix the windscreen of the family car
    no
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    250
    Kitchen spout and taps
    [FAUCETS for the yanks]
    yes
    Yes
    No
    Yes
    75
    Shower head
    yes
    Yes
    No
    Dunno
    22!!!!
    Shower taps
    yes
    Yes
    No
    Dunno
    43
    cracked window pane in Piano room*
    no
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes
    110
    Laundry window pane **
    no
    Yes
    Not really
    Yes
    110
    Front door Side Light Window panes***
    no
    Yes
    Spose
    Yes
    180
    New computer
    yes
    Tomorrow
    Nearly
    Hope so
    ~500?
    Fix memory in this computer
    yes
    Tried
    No
    No
    90
    Expand memory in gels pc's
    yes
    Tries to
    No
    No
    a/a
    MCC annual
    no
    Yep
    No
    yep
    ###
    Car rego
    no
    Had to
    No
    Yep
    150
    Phone/net/mobiles
    no
    Had to
    Nup
    Spose
    250!
    Water
    no
    Had to
    Nup
    Spose
    445!!!!!!!
    Power
    no
    Had to
    Nup
    Spose
    450!!!!!!!!!!
    Service the car
    no
    Should
    Wont be
    Will see
    Argh
    Girls' new pc's or tablets
    no
    Maybe
    Should be
    Could be
    Argh
    #2son's birthday pressie- acoustic geetar?
    tes
    Will have to
    Hope so
    We'll see
    Cheapo soonish!
    Windows7 64bit, usb3 4port for nu pc
    yes
    Yes
    Yeah
    Hope so
    110
    Plastic stakes for portable Vineyard Pots
    yes
    Hmmm
    Maybe
    Hope so
    Dunno yet
    fix shed lights
    yes
    have to
    no
    hope so
    dunno yet
     Used the modern way to pay bills, amazing the frequent flyer points accruable doing it that way. Just wish I flew more instead....

*****I finally noticed the OTHER DAY- Cracked and nearly falling out, fixed after too many years!!!!!!!!! Bloody kids fault too!

So the start of Spring was four really nice warm days. Fingers crossed for next day or two...
  

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Junk week

Junk week

Recycling "recycling" junk and or just throwing out some personal history.

The old sofas and dresser go back to Tarn's first Adelaide purchases with her "own" money.

A shame, but when it's worn out, it is worn Out.

car seats and the old sofas from '87
bike parts and cubby house kitchenette
The kids stuff, well, they have outgrown the cubby house kitchenette- a hand me down from their older twin cousins, sorry girls, and the little doll-house- again, sorry about that, but its been out of use for far too long!

The tyres- a few  of the many- I was going to reuse them as vegetable patches for strawberry or tomatoe plants... The hard rubbish collectors will only take four a year.

A nice old bike lasted less than half an hour- dang- should have done a yard sale-  same with the stereo unit sitting on the old speakers!

Will be interesting to see what is left for the Official Hard Rubbish Collectors later on in the week.

An old clothes drier needs parts- replaced with a newie, bugger it. A stove top way past its use by date.

And then the recycled sitting apparatus picked up by the boys were not used or utilised- Out They Go too! Who really wants to sit in an old rocking chair [that still works] or car seats? Really?

The gels tried to smuggle the car seats back into the cubby hut, but I put my foot down hard- NO!!!! LEAVE THEM OUT THERE I said ore than once to #3Eldest Girl Child.

I was thinking of removing the speakers and recycling the magnets for the notes on the refrigerator...

What may be unappreciated is the fact that there is several thousands of dollars worth of stuff being junked, and I do not want to do a garage sale. My loss if stuff/junk is nicked and sold on!.

4 of 12 tyres and some old speakers and stereo