What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Timing Is Everything

Yesterday the A/C guy returned once more to see why the heck our unit keeps shutting off. He investigated it a bit, then left to consult a specialist. He said he would return after lunch. While he ws gone, the plumber came to clean out the line behind our washer. Forty five minutes and $153.00 later he was gone. Cue the A/C guy who returns and announces, not five minutes after the plumber has left that I need to call PLUMBER to replace a valve in the unit. OMG! I could have paid the other guy more $ and had it DONE. So, I have a call into a different plumber that is more local and he is to be here on Thursday about 11:00. I just want all these strange men to GO AWAY and leave me alone. It's 50 degrees outside to, the A/C is not the issue - it's just getting it fixed. And, it is to be 28 on Firday morning and we have no heat right now either.

On a happy note, my vintage magic items ended at $173.00 on Monday night. I only paid $2.00 for them, so that is a nice return. I have had some god sales on ebay this month and am happy about it. And, based on the first paragraph - I need the $$$!

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