Saturday, October 23, 2010
I bought this cupboard on Ebay. It is an old meat safe from about 1920. These were very, very common in Australia for many years. They often came in two, three and four door versions with all sorts of leadlight glass designs. The single door one is not common.
This one is particularly nice. The mesh is original which hardly happens these days. Although, on one side is small hole which I will repair with some fine wire. I love the leadlight. This little cupboard is going into the studio to store my art materials so that the work bench is clear. I think that is the last thing that will fit in there.
Anyway, like everything I buy on Ebay that needs picking up, this cupboard was about an hour's drive away. Only this time my husband was not going to be around to do the picking up and I had to make the trip.
My navigation skills are awful and often involve me screaming at my very patient husband via the mobile phone because I have lost my way again. A few months ago I made the decision to never ring him again for directions because we always argue and I don't like that. So this time I was determined to get to where I had to go without any help.
During the week K would try to discuss the trip with me and I would put my hands over my ears and say "not listening". I read the map. Printed out directions and studied where I had to go.
Then, this morning as I was about to leave I recalled that I still had the GPS from work and my life was suddenly easy.
So, the drive there was fantastic. The dulcet tones of TomTom lead me safely to my port of call. However, after I picked up the cabinet I decided to reset the GPS to get me back home and accidentally turned the volume way down and could not work out how to get it back up again. This meant that I did not hear the instructions to turn left to get on the freeway and ended up having to make my way home through heavy traffic, narrow streets and the City. An extra half an hour. I was just so happy to get out of the car.
But, the cupboard is home with me and I am happy.
I finished the day off with a relay charity walk which saw me walk around an oval for two hours from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm.
Bed beckons and I am listening.