Wednesday, July 9, 2008

One man's trash is another man's treasure.

Having no internet or cable in the house has it's advantages sometimes.

It started out as a transition thing - We decided to kick Comcast to the curb when we moved into Ardsley, and then when we sold Belmonte we would sign up with a satellite company like Dish network, etc. But as the months drag on... and still no offers on Belmonte.... we are starting to wonder if we should abandon our plan? Will I ever be able to watch Bravo again?

The point being - we still have no cable, July 2008.

So earlier this week, Dave was attacking some small projects around the house because there was literally NOTHING good on TV. I, on the other hand, had resigned myself to the fact that I was going to relax on the couch and watch something if it killed me so I picked the best out of all the crummy shows and was trying my hardest to get into it. Suddenly about 10:30 Dave came bursting through the door and announced "Come outside - I need to show you something." (Thank God, something to do!)
I went with him to the garage and he proudly stood next to his work bench and smiled at me. "What?" I asked as I stifled a yawn.

He then flipped a switch on the old metal fan that's been sitting on that work bench for almost a year.
I couldn't believe it! Dave got it to work! It's an old GE metal desk fan that we acquired about 2 years ago. My neighbor Edna was cleaning her house and called me to come take a look at all her "loot" to see if we wanted any. As soon as I saw that fan I thought, well that's cool, even if it doesn't work any more. I took it home and it sat on a dresser at Belmonte for a year. It then survived to move to Ardsley where it promptly sat on Dave's workbench for yet another year.
And now it's finally got some life! It's VERY powerful too.
Nice job Dave!

1 comment:

Kevin said...

Go Dave! When you're done there I have some "things" that need working on at my house... like a case of beer that's in desperate need of some attention.