So far the frugality project is going along okay, as evidenced by the list of things I didn’t buy at lunch today:
– Uniqlo waterproof blazer: $59.90
– Uniqlo trakkie pants: $19.90
– 9 metres (3×3) checked flannelette: $35.91
– 2 balls morris woollahra 10ply: $21.90
Total not spent: 253.32
In the interests of full disclosure, I did buy an electronic timer (at $29.95) for the heater in our bedroom to replace the manual very noisy one.
I also bought my lunch (poached chicken wrap, $8) despite my good intentions.
what’s missing from this picture?
Joe/Frank texted me this morning to advise that one of the kitties had pushed the lid of my favourite teapot off the bench, whereupon it shattered into many bits.
I think there is replacement teapot spending in my future (that or I cunningly craft a replacement from something).
In 2006 or so, when I was a svelte wee poppet, Donaldo bought me a super-pretty dress. I think I wore it once, maybe twice, before I outgrew it and gifted it to Bessie a couple of years later. It looks lovely on her, but she has little occasion to wear it.
I’ve lost a fair bit of weight, so thought I give trying it on a bash – and ZOMG! it fits perfectly!
THIS IS REALLY THRILLING! And it satisfies my need for a new pretty dress.
Now I need an occasion, perhaps some sort of garden party (and possibly warmer weather).
This sugru is totally genius.
So far we’ve used two packets to repair 2 cables, 1 headphones, a kitty litter scoop, partially repaired the cracked fridge tray, stuck the handle back on the garlic press, the spatula back on its handle and affixed a peg to the inside of the cupboard under the sink to hold the washing gloves.
I’ve tried super-super glue with the garlic press handle and after leaving it the required amount of time to cure, the handle still slid right off. This is not going anywhere – despite some very aggressive tugging.
I have one packed of red left from my original pack of three, but I am definitely getting another stash. I have plans to repair a crack in the sink in the babies bathroom and stick temperature dots on the oven.
SO MUCH FIXING!