Sep 23, 2017


Not a virtue of mine.  Not even close.  But this morning we drove to a recycling event for TV, tires, hazardous waste, paint, electronics, and appliances.  It is quite costly and I assumed not many would attend.  Holy kaboly.  It started at 10am and we arrived promptly, only to find roads blocked because of people trying to get into the fairground's event.  We were in our car for over 50 minutes before unloading.  For that, I have patience!  So happy to see so many turn out even though most people paid well over $100 for just a few items disposal.  It was well worth it for me to get rid of chemical strippers and gallons of paint.  I use the kitty litter and paint hardeners but full gallons need to be spilled into other containers for those methods, and I just didn't want to bother.  So all the smaller samples are poured onto cardboard and dried in the sun, other paint containers have the hardening products or litter dumped in and I've been working on that for a few days. Stirring constantly while slowly pouring these products was a lot easier.  The only paints left are extras for touchups.
My husband kept sniffing as we rode the half hour to the event and finally mentioned that he was surprised to be smelling fumes.  But he said it wasn't like paint, more like a magic marker (that's what we old folks called those big markers back when we were young'uns).  Oh, I said, that's me.  Remember a while back I mentioned that I use markers to color my roots in emergencies?  I plan to order the Madison Reed product for roots but haven't yet.  Leaving the cap off for a minute or two dries it somewhat and just touching the roots lightly is enough. My hair is messy enough to not notice a slight difference in color. 
I found an old one with a larger tip that is running out of ink, in black, and it worked much better than the dark brown smaller tip.  It doesn't take much, just enough to break that solid gray root line.  The smell left by the time we got there.  Personally, I love that smell.  I used to sit cross legged on the garage floor with my nose to the gas can when I was little.  That may explain a lot. 
I stopped shopping for a car.  We decided on the Rogue because of price and features, still not in love with it, but when we went to the dealer they had no recollection of the printed paper given to us.  Oh!  That must have been the gal that works the printer in the back and she just downloaded the internet price which had all sorts of incentives that you don't qualify for.  And geez, I don't remember saying the chrome bumper protector and appearance package would be thrown into that price, no extra charge.  And geez, I hate dealers that have the manager sitting right there so he can hear everything that is said by the salesperson.  Except of course when they are outside with the vehicle and promise you the world.  We left.  Back to Subaru and am still having a hard time with that very light interior (for all Foresters) which looks green because of the window tint.  And two tone doors and dash.  Seat covers?  That may work.  I even looked at the Escape which is what I have now and hate.  So confused and nothing is calling my name, so I give up for now.  Carole offered her car (which is mine anyway) since she has her son or us do all her errands and shopping.  She will need the car for lunch with the girls on Thursdays and dinners on Fridays though.  That's fine and probably what I will do until I decide.
The contractor to repair or replace the siding has not called for weeks so I am stopping that also.  We ordered the windows and they will sit in the basement until he can do the job in the spring, it's getting too late in the year.  He gave us no timeline at all and I do not want this happening close to holidays, probably won't be able to paint the siding before winter.  I am so tired of this and with all else, don't give a damn right now.
Bud, of course, could care less.
I found a shop that will take this vintage Champion clothespin holder (no consignment opportunities anywhere).   Hope whoever buys it will give it a good home.  There is really no where in this area to take vintage or antique items except Goodwill and Salvation Army which is where most of my items go.  My brother knew a man that picked up truckloads for them and both drivers sorted through, kept the good stuff, and sold the items on Ebay.
  Well folks, that's all I got.  A little stitching done, not enough to show, but now that I got the car and siding off my back, will hopefully focus more on down time.
Hope your weekend is wonderful.
Mine is nice and warm! 
Probably snow next week.
Thanks for visiting.


NMK said...

Ohhhh don't use a marker to cover your roots !!! Use mascara , that is much safer !!!! That is too funny !!!

Theresa said...

Always good to recycle. I never thought of Magic markers for root touch up. What an idea! I'm from the same school that called them magic markers. Love that little kitty with the white socks on. He looks so content. Hope you find a car. Sales people can get annoying at times. Have a great day!

Vickie said...

Why do you hate your Escape now? Is it because it is a newer one? We still love our 2009 one. And that is our second Escape.

It has been in the upper 90's for days here and will keep on for days.

kelley said...

First of all...Bud is so gorgeous...he looks terribly soft... tried a Sharpie on my hair once and it sort of melted off at work, like into thin air...X#%&^(*^ car salesman...glad you can make do until something you want and want to pay for comes along...I scooted outside with some wool to take photos a little bit ago...bees and heat drove me back in shortly...looks like summer and fall got mixed up this year...

Heritage Hall said...

Good to chuck all the concerns for the weekend and just relax and
restore your spirit.... Somehow trust has gone out the window and
someone's word is no longer as reliable as it once was. Use the
down time to put your ducks in line and plan your strategy for
what you really want. Good luck.

Truus said...

Marly thanks for a good laugh when I read your tip to use a Marker for your hair. It's better for your hair to use a waterproof mascara.
Love the photo of Bud -such a relax kitty.
Have a great day
Greetings Truus from Holland

C. M. Designs said...

Hate to hear the story about the Salvation Army and Ebay. Have given so much good stuff to them.
Bud is a handsome boy. I hope your other kitties are well and happy.
Took a ride in my daughter's Hundai yesterday. Love the seats. Nice car.
I would LOVE to have my 1989 Ford Aerostar van back. Loved that vehicle.
Sometimes life is such a struggle. I hope yours will even out soon......mine too.
Happy Autumn.
Charlotte in Va.

Rugs and Pugs said...

I, too, love the smell of a magic marker ~ and gasoline. But I'm ok. Honest. Really. No problems!

E Wilburn said...

Car salesmen are the worst. I'm sorry to hear of your frustration.
And the clothespin bag is wonderful! I have a wonderful, hideous "clothespin bag apron" made by my gran...some day my daughter will be appalled to see her mom out in the yard hanging the sheets on the line while wearing it. It is 1970s bright lime green (except for the faded spots where I left it hanging on the clothesline pole for a day or 2) with obnoxious orange trim. My grandmother wasted nothing, that was probably fabric left over from a skirt my mother made in home ec class in the 1960s... I love it.

Elizabeth Guadagnini said...

My grandma had a clothes pin bag like that! I found one similar that I still use but it is coming apart where it hangs from the metal wire. Would you consider selling yours?
Thanks, Elizabeth
I enjoy reading your posts! & your cross stitching is beautiful!

Frances N said...

I've never thought of using a magic marker on roots!!! Quite clever!
I am only gray in the front, around my face. The rest of my head is my natural brown. I use the root touchup from the grocery store or somewhere like that. I love it! It's about $8 a box. I can get two touchups out of it. It's permanent. I got mine done at the salon a couple of times and it was $106 for the front......I just do it myself!
Sweet kitty!

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