Prahran Central was cool when I walked in, but after a while, it no longer felt cool. After the doctor and then the Medicare claim visit, I had my hair cut, and then bought a couple of things at the supermarket. I thought that was enough time out in the weather.
R, who knocks off work early in such heat, had other ideas and dragged me off to the big tin shed hardware shop in Port Melbourne. I was astonished that the big tin shed did not have cooling. Never mind me, who chooses to visit, what about the staff?
We went on to Bay Street for some lunch at a well known bakery. R nudged me about a famous football person. It took some time for me get his name, but he not a football player but a football player manager who has been in the news more often than he would like to be. The bakery had two air con units pumping out freezing air, which made not an iota of difference in the bakery. It was stinking.
We came home and I tidied up two boxes as can be seen here. There is very little left in the electric/tv/audio crate, and not too much in the plumbing/screws/glues crate either. They were bulging and now much reduced. Wires, plugs, leads, adaptors, old glue, old plumbing bits, castor wheels for something, all gone. I cannot throw out screws though. They all went into a container. You never know when you may need a screw, big or small, no matter. I also kept wall plugs. Like screws, you never know when you will need a plug.
Last night I went to bed at midnight, but I was up at 6.30 with a determined mind. We have had visitors and I have been embarrassed about the state of our balcony windows and balcony glass. While I knew some cleaning was needed, at the end of last week we must have gotten a salt spray from the sea and the balcony glass was almost rendered opaque.
By 7 I was cleaning. By the time I finished at 9, with some breaks, it was 34C and the sweat was pouring from me. We now have crystal clear views. I so need a young boi to do such tasks.
Speaking of crystal, Grandmother and Grandfather never knew that Mother ordered crystal door knobs throughout their new house when Father built it. The crystal knobs also went on wardrobes and this is one from Grandmother's dressing table. I don't why I kept about six of them from the dressing table, but I did. I found them in the plumbing crate today and they did not get chucked out.