Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Overcast Wednesday

I got good news from the church basement this morning; it will be opened all summer long! That is such good news!
I was worried I would suffer church basement withdrawal.....I suffer from garage sale withdrawal right now....With my town's stupid law!
In the same train of thought there's a rumor that they will install cameras on the garbage trucks to monitor what we throw out....Yessiree Bob!
Since the dead leaves law (you have to put them in paper bags, close them up and keep them from the rain and they will only pick them up 3 times each fall) people have been hiding their leaves and some garden waste with the regular garbage.....Hence the cameras! This so feels like George Orwell's 1984! What happen to freedom? I'm really pro-environment and I love recycling but I have to draw the line somewhere....The hardware store won't even sell us plastic garbage bags anymore!
Ok a happier note....because this post wasn't supposed to be about freedom and garbage but about the church basement finds!
I spent 50 cents and got: A really fun pink,purple and white pillow case ( I use those as backgrounds for etsy pictures and as pillowcases also-I like variety), A San Francisco pot holder (new), a Xmas terry dish towel (barely used- I remember seeing those in the stores a year ago), some Barbie dresses (which might end up on ebay), 6 french mystery paperbacks from the 50's (the covers are amazing- I will post a picture one day!!! I promise!) and a vegeterian cookbook ( Dan is always asking for more vegeterian food...).
So as you can see it was a pretty good haul! On my way back, I was intrigued to see a lot of garbage by the side of the road (you can't throw anything out on the side of the street if it's not garbage day and G-day is Monday). I found a garden hose!!! I don't know if it is ok, I don't test in the rain...But I will test it 2morrow for sure!
About the picture: It's called the 401's party (they all came out to play!)
On tonight menu: Italian brown rice croquettes with green salad (I hope this is good 'coz it makes a ton....and I don't like to throw food away)


Mom Walds Place said...

Ya, I know there are posts since this one, but I'm catching up - and there's bowls! My kind of party.

Sorry about your frustration with the local ordinances. It's just a bummer that grown adults need babysitting. We just had to have a village meeting, because a neighbor thinks we should all listen to 10-ten- barking dogs.

Remember when we were kids and it seemed like adults knew everything and didn't have to really do anything. Ahh, the good old days.

Vonlipi said...

I'm sure the town hall yahoos, just want us to have better quality of life. A cleaner town! Most people are well meaning but clueless .We drove around today and I felt sad that there was no garage sales! :(

Cynthia said...

Love the pictures of the pretty bowls. Sorry to hear about all the laws/bans in your neck of the woods. Hang in there!

Vonlipi said...

Hi Cynthia! Thanks for stopping by!

I'm thinking petition, but I'm not sure yet....