Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Hi fellow scavengers! Here is a web site I found out about on Sunday from two of my favorite people, my Pastor and his wife.

I know, I know – why did I wait so long to pass it on? Well it took me until yesterday afternoon to remember!
It’s called ‘Freecycle’ and is a web site where you can give away stuff you don’t want and to get free stuff you do want. Cool, huh?

I think I just googled freecycle to find it. Let me know if you have a problem finding it. When you sign up you also choose your area, so it is convenient.

Have fun!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


A client asked me to do some pillowcases for her. She's a 'Fairy Grandmother'. I'm not clear on how - perhaps as a reader in the library. Anyway, they turned out very nice. I just shipped them and and waiting to hear how she likes them.

Yesterday was Geneva day. I was trying to decide if I wanted to drive or train, when the decision was made for me - I missed my train! Actually, I was standing on the other side waiting for a freight to pass. It usually passes before the passenger pulls out - or so I thought. . . Rain was predicted and i wasn't looking forward to walking in the rain dragging my computer, so I guess it worked out OK. I was only a few minutes late opening the store and nobody noticed. Amy and I had a nice lunch together. I look forward to being in Geneva because I get to see her. We exchange orders/deliveries, discuss orders pending and just generally 'catch up'. Thursday nights I have dinner with my Mom, which I also look forward to. Bob teaches 'Chung' on Thursday nights, so it's a girls night. We have a leisurely dinner at the Elmhurst Restaurant where the waitresses are used to us and don't rush us.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Look who I met in Geneva

I was walking along, on my way to the train station and came upon this clever Lion metal sculpture. The Knight was neat, too, but . . . the lion is wonderful! He's made entirely out of bicycle parts! He's all silver except for his red eyes (reflectors) and tan cheeks which I think are bike seats. (What do you think they are? You can see them in the front view.) It made me want to start collecting old bicycle parts. I'm sure it's welded, though, and 'they' don't let me play with dangerous tools. Too bad ...

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Bob and I want to hear Congressman Dennis Kucinich talk about single payer health care Sunday. They expected about 200 people and 400 turned out! It was a very interesting afternoon, filled with good information. We really have to make our wishes known and not let the corporations run our Country!
The picture is Dennis responding to a question from a teenager in the audience. It's great to see kids taking an interest in politics.