to go, ya wan em?

After 25 years, some things have to go, don’t they? My dad said that there was a lot of stuff out there… The old tv, for instance. We got Our 1st TV off my old boss, cos he was packed out and off back to Pommyland or Singers. It was used up to about 4 years ago, it had been repaired especially by a local sparky 8 yrs ago using old specs he had to BUY out of the States, so there is a bit of emotional attachment and so on… The remote had a lot of use in that time, the battery lid was lost sometime in the 90’s, hence the tape… It had been cared for by Tarn’s BF ever, Hels, while we in Aber-bludie-deen for a year. Their bedroom spare… Son#1 managed to scratch the screen when he was only two or three with I DO NOT KNOW WHAT! Must have been before he knew how to operate the remote- you can only watch so much Wiggles… So the veranda is getting full of all my old crap. People have been telling me to get rid of all the old shite. What, before I turn into a hoarder? Starting to look like a skip may be needed, not sure a “grah-je sale” would work…

The “Lounges” at left was bought in the eighties too, shortly after the TV was emancipated from the ‘Radelaydian’ rental company; With Her Own Money from one of her first jobs! But while we were in Ab’deen, they were stored away, but they couldn’t hack it- they needed recovering or more. Mould etc etc.

I finally did a proper[?] job on them in ’02, all by myself with a sewing machine in the Alcoholery- I think she would have been impressed. Bev was, I think. So we got another 8 years out of them.

The car seats are #2’s, from hard waste collection days… While I have a ‘vrana’, makes it a coolish place for the rampaging hordes of barbarians that used to congregate for “fer sesh’s on da ramps, mon,  out de fron”- He has been told they and the ramps are to go too, soon as… Yeah. Right.

These colourful confabulations are Collectables! Gotta be! From the kids birthday parties at a local bowling alley when they were in early primary school. It itself has been since “bowled over”. For housing.

The lcd pc screens are 6 years old and are to be TOSSED. NBG. There is an old air-con there too, and other baby crap I can’t be bothered to clean up to even give away. And a LARGE aquarium I got el cheapo from the tip, includes gravel, rock and filter. A pair of large size roof racks that don’t for on newer cars OR vans… Some old sailboard sails and kit, shrunken wet-suits. A newish microwave that the rotating plate has worn through the paint inside… A hot sandwich maker or two, a kettle, kitchen kitsch [now] that also goes back to Radelayde…

Yeah, I would like to make some cash on it all rather than spend a small fortune to junk it. Can any one help out? Or take it?


About tone

Widowed exRigPigGeo 50yr old dad of 4 'teens', is doin' job raisin' kids, misses a lot of things. Family (close and extended) and Friends - an important part in our of life. Likes gadgets, speedsailing, reading (SF), geology/archeology, maps. Coffee monster- burnt out one espresso maker too many. Have to have plenty spare "moccona" in cupboard. Things I miss- Tarn. The rig life and income. A lot of sailing. Tarn.
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