Monday, October 07, 2013

It broke

Off and on we have been looking for over a year for new balcony furniture. It came to breaking point when a chair broke. The setting was very cheap and that it has lasted eleven years is remarkable. We just could not find something right for the restricted area, so we settled on just buying two new 'temporary' chairs for $100 and kept the old table.

 

My bedroom has become a place to store stuff for the scheduled hard rubbish collection. Microwave and chairs and what else  might we add before then.

 

This one has not broken yet but it would not have been long before it broke like the other chair.


14 comments:

  1. Umm! Exactly how high up are you Andrew? There is no way I could sit out on a balcony that high up..my tum would be doing the vertigo lurch constantly!
    p.s. that chair looks like it has a lot of life in it yet :)
    p.p.s. I could never have one of those sleek kitchens, it has to be not only functional but tres friendly also, hope I succeeded.

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  2. About 48 metres up Grace. It doesn't worry me unless I look over the glass and straight down while not looking at something in particular. As you can imagine, I always use the camera wrist strap when I am out there.

    You did succeed with the aim for your kitchen.

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  3. That's a very nice looking temporary chair. Looks comfy. Is it comfy?

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    1. Reasonably River. A lounge chair it isn't.

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  4. I like that style of chair (the new one) - sleek and comfy too. How much do we all look forward to hard garbage week. Such a relief to get rid of the clutter and junk we've been saving all year.

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    1. Thanks Jackie. It will certainly be a relief to get rid of the stuff from my bedroom.

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  5. I missed my hard rubbish day, um I was too busy. Entertaining. Someone. Dammit (not really).

    My yard is too crooked for outdoor stuff, though I do drag the banana lounge out there when it gets warm enough. The cats appreciate it!

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    1. Fen, you put the lounge out in the yard, go back inside to get a drink and a book and the lounge is covered by cats by the time you get back?

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  6. I agree with Grace, those heights would give me the willies!!

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    1. Keith, most of the time when inside, you are looking out, rather than down. Some visitors won't go out onto the balcony. One once would not even go near the windows and kept the lounge suite between himself and the windows.

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  7. Having to keep hard rubbish in your room is a bit of a bummer. Maybe some retailers should think about offering a disposal/ recycling service of sorts - 'we'll take your old one away for you" is not a new idea.

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    1. FC, when we bought new mattresses, they took the old away, for a price. It is only really me who sees my bedroom, so I guess it doesn't matter too much. In fact I don't know why I bother to make my bed.

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  8. It does matter what you put out the front of our place it goes, we put the old car battery for Charlie the car next to him for about 2 hours and he was gone and books go very quickly, if it is not falling apart someone will want it, most hard rubbish never makes the collection the scrap dealers get it first
    Merle.......... .......... ..........

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  9. Merle, there are very rich pickings at our hard rubbish collections as people leave to return to the home overseas. You could run a market stall on what gets thrown out, even just in normal rubbish.

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