Clan Fiend

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Re: Clan Fiend

Post by SpaceCowboy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:35 pm

I do have to agree that has been our generations worst mistake. I do my best but unfortunately not everything is designed to be recycled or reused.
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Glad to hear that, SpaceCowboy. When they took down the trolleybus wires outside my bedroom I asked what was going to happen to them and was told that they were going to the recycling. A little later they re-did the road - in the middle of the night - and I was told the old tarmac that they dug up would be recycled.
The thing is - my generation's gift to the world is the throw-away society. Only there isn't any "away." Old and toxic landfill sites are being washed into pristine seas here, then washing up along a hundred kilometres of very remote beaches.
Even the beaches of the tiny islands off Pitcairn Island in the far southwest of the Pacific are covered in sea-drifted plastic waste.
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Re: Clan Fiend

Post by Vyon » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:42 am

It's also easier to find places that recycle things in the city and one of the St Vincent de Paul op-shops here specialises in upcycling old clothes.
My recycling effort for today was rehoming two pairs of large cream-coloured curtains which are too mouldy for the Sustainability Trust's curtain bank. When I moved into the flat my landlady replaced one set and I replaced the other and they've been cluttering up a cupboard that I can't reach ever since.
Recently the body-corp for my flats arranged for the back windows of the whole block to be repaired and repainted. It seems to be happening the other way around because the parts for the refurbishment of the iron-framed windows are held up because of Covid. If this flat was the way it was designed in 1939 dust from sanding down the windows wouldn't be an issue, but at some time the wall between the galley kitchen and the lounge has had a large opening cut into it and a breakfast bar installed in the space. The painter said I'd have to cover anything that I didn't want dust on and when I said I had the curtains he asked if he could have them afterwards for drop-sheets. I'm just glad they'll be some use to somebody!

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Re: Clan Fiend

Post by Mausey » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:44 am

Our semi annual rummage sale was awesome for moving unwanted items around but sadly, we had to cancel the Oct one and not sure if we can have the one planned for April. We've been lucky with the sale and all unsold clothes, shoes, bedding, house wares etc has been sent to a center in the city and distributed to assorted shelters around the province. They've said they'd take furniture as well and we could send less clothing but the president of the group insists they "need" the clothes so sadly furniture gets crushed into dumpsters and hauled off to the land fill. We try but there's only so much we can do. :( At the end of a long week of sorting and sales everybody just wants to go home and get off their feet and not spend a few more hours sorting electronics etc for special handling.
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Post by Mausey » Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:10 pm

We've been having a pretty average winter up until yesterday when the bottom dropped out and the temps went from just a bit under freezing to -30 with a wind chill of -45 that would freeze exposed skin in 15 minutes. I had so many layers on to shovel the sidewalk I had trouble bending over when I dropped the shovel. :lol: We are expected to be this cold until next Friday then it's a slow warm up. The lid actually froze shut on the hot tub which is a first. :shock:
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Post by SpaceCowboy » Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:20 pm

I need some prayers and good thoughts. Last week on Wednesday my stepdad (mom's widower) fell on ice at work and was knocked unconscious. I've spent the last week worried about him while trying to work. He actually came home from the hospital Saturday but went back in to it Monday.
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Re: Clan Fiend

Post by Mausey » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:28 pm

*hugs* I hope your stepdad gets better soon and his return visit to hospital was a fast one. I just found out our youngest, his wife and both the little ones had "the rona" as he calls it. Says they all had mild symptoms and they're all better now which was very good news.

The temps here are still really low, for a couple days we had a wind chill of -50c which means exposed skill freezes in under a minute. It is slowly getting better, only -18c (-0.4 F.) with a bit of a wind. In theory we'll be back to normal by Monday.
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