The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078   Message #4121327
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
29-Sep-21 - 12:00 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
My Weber upright has a rosewood veneer. I see they have come down in value since I last looked, but they're still worth a lot more than the restoration cost. For now. I think the only way to interest one of the other family piano players in this is to have it restored.

I'll be at some friends' home for First Friday this week and will start Sober October (good name - thanks Jennie!) because I simply don't drink if I'm going to be driving. After one of my early visits to their home (they've been doing this for several years) when I arrived with a case of sparkling water, they always make a point to have a stock of it on hand. Many years have passed since a box of wine lived in my fridge and a couple of years ago I stopped tossing my wine corks into a box (because it is something people buy on eBay - amazing what you can sell there!) because my consumption has reduced over the years, not enough to sell. Choosing a sober month means I am more creative in my evening beverages (decaff tea, sparkling water, etc.) and it means I'm saving a few dollars a week (I tend to buy the least expensive bottles of specific varieties in the stores that have a good variety of nice inexpensive wine - Aldi, Trader Joe's, Costco—Pinot Noir, Merlot, Temperanillo, Malbec, Chianti, etc. Mostly reds.) Mostly because it feels good to set aside what becomes a habit in exchange for healthier habits.

Strange dream last night about cutting brush and needing to move more sticks to the curb - I think in the dream one of the dogs hauled a long stick through the dog door. When I fed them this morning I found myself wondering where the big stick came from, then realized it was just the dream. Heh. I still need to sweep - we had rain yesterday so it is a combination of muddy footprints and sticks they chewed earlier in the week.

The only other purchases needed this month are a prescription and gas; I'll coast into October without needing to buy anything else.