Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Basement Treasures (Some items for the Green Center)

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I waded into the most cluttered part of the basement today. It was a another rainy day and I didn't mind getting on the floor and pulling out old hard drives, cassettes and 45 RPM records. Some of these items will become new projects and some will find a home at the Green Center.

I have boxes of recorded cassettes that I listened to on my years of commuting. Most were recorded on Hi-Bias tape. I would like to give it away. Ask me about them when you see me at the Green Center. The Green Center does not accept home recorded CDs, Cassettes, DVDs or Video Tapes because of Copyright concerns. Please ASK me for these when you see me at the Green Center.

I used this last year to trap yellow-jackets and I intend to use it again. A treasure from the Green Center.

I have so many hard drives, some IDE, some SCSI. Some were high speed at 10,000 RPM. They were discarded at work, some had crashed but most were too small. I like to take them apart to harvest the disks and neodymium magnets,

Remember Packard Bell computers

Met Kerry, voted for him but it didn't work out.

I have a turntable that I found at the dump. Nice direct drive Sony. I even have a disk cleaning kit. I won't buy vinyl but I can listen and digitize it.

I sat on this briefly when I was working and promptly fell off. It has been sitting in the basement and it will be at the Green Center this weekend.

I have Bonsai pots. My son was interested and I "might" take it up again.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Question of the Day

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Some questions deserve an answer. Why is a large container of horse manure in the middle of Taylor Road? Will it be there for the summer? What happens if we have heavy rains and it runs off into the Souhegan River just to the left? I have so many questions.

Horse Manure


Apparently the truck had a hydraulic issue. All is well on Taylor Road, except the horrible road and the unsafe bridge The manure is off to wherever manure goes.
It's GONE!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Look What I Saw at the Green Center

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We had a lull in activity on Saturday and one of the volunteers commented that it was a "slow day". That changed rather quickly when the first trailer of items arrived. Later another larger trailer arrived. It was a busy day.

We were overwhelmed with donations when TWO trailers of household items arrived. This is the smaller one.
Cute Frame

Some interesting science fiction paperbacks came in.
A nice crystal eagle
I remember seeing mixers like this in kitchens throughout my childhood (I'm old)
Matt and David live in New Ipswich. Matt was recently featured  on NH Chronicle. Click here to watch the video.

Nice Vase
Keeping with the African theme

I'm not a fan of taxidermy except for road kill. I prefer seeing animals that are alive.
These are better binders than the usual ones you buy for school. The flattened holder works better with large amount of pages.
Remember this model of vacuum? It is resting on a older record case with 78 RPM records.
Look how elegant the artwork was on older machines
Old and older word processing
I wonder if this was advertised on TV
None of us could figure out what these things are. Leave a comment if you know.
We always get lots of ceramic birds.
This is very nice vase, the picture does not do it justice
Grits are a food made from corn that is ground into a coarse meal and then boiled. Hominy grits are a type of grits made from hominy with the germ removed, which is corn that has been treated with an alkali in a process called nixtamalization. Grits are usually served with other flavorings [1] as a breakfast dish, usually savory. Grits were traditionally popular in the Southern United States but now are available nationwide. They may also be found as an evening entrĂ©e when made with shrimp served in restaurants primarily in the Southern United States.[2] Grits should not be confused with boiled ground corn maize which makes "hasty pudding" or "mush" or when using coarse ground corn, which may be made into polenta, or the "mush" made from more finely ground corn meal.
Grits are of American origin and are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta.
The word "grits" is an uncountable noun, cf. "mashed potatoes." It derives from the Old English word "grytt," meaning coarse meal.[3] 
The Green Center will be CLOSED on April 15, and April 22 - Happy Easter
Do you like brass?
Matryoshka dolls
Overflow from this weeks donations. The hardworking volunteers will spend the week organizing this mess. The Center will be open on April 29th  (closed April 15 & 22)
Never too early to get Christmas decorations
I think this is a burr coffee grinder which the preferred method of grinder. Nice unit.
This looks like a nice unit, nobody took it.
Another mystery, if you know what it is leave a comment below.