I've set off to do my walk three times today, and each time I've been interrupted. Tonight I finally finished it. I went out this morning, got to Janet's house round the corner and saw her new car in the driveway so I stopped to have a look. She invited me in for coffee and a natter. Then it was time for lunch so I went home.
I set off again just after lunch, and a bit further on past Janet's I saw a skip parked on the driveway at Karen's house. Wow some interesting stuff in there so I knocked the door to ask if I could take some things. She said, take anything you like. They are moving from a big four bed detached to a small cottage. I sorted through it and stacked some things on the side and went to get my car. Straight back home, and set off again to do my walk.
I got a bit further the next time, and blow me down, found another skip. It was full of garden waste, looked like they had removed some decking. On the top was a large brown ceramic table lamp. I got it out and could see that the people were in the living room. I was going to knock on the window to ask if it works, and ask if I could have it. When I got close I noticed that the two people in the room were sprawled out on the sofa fast asleep. I decided not to disturb them so just took the lamp.
It was a bit bulky to carry and I didn't know if it worked, so I called in to Christine's house to ask if she had a bulb to fit it to test it. Yes, it did work, so I scrounged a carrier bag off her to make it a bit easier to carry. I decided to cut my walk short and went straight home. Tonight I have been out again to finish the walk, in doing so I had another look in Karen's skip and found a few more things. She said they have the skip for a week, so I shall be going back again, it's on my walking route.
Anyway, this is what I found. There isn't much that I will be keeping, most of it will be donated to our cat stall, and to charity shops. The big round table lamp I shall be jazzing up with some colourful crochet.
There are seven new box files, an old Italian sewing machine which doesn't have a cable with it to plug it in. I was hoping it would be a hand one. A machine for polishing the car. A new electric drill, I will keep that. There is a bag of all sorts of small items. It would have taken too long to sort them out so I have brought the whole lot home. There is a 6ft artificial Christmas tree, a clothes dryer. Dumbells, head torch, chess set, two jackets, a kite, a basket, little footballers, and perfume,
Thank you all for logging your walking miles. It's brilliant that people are still keen to carry on. If you haven't yet clocked in you can go back to that post any time.
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That's all for tonight. I'm going to wind down, all this excitement of skip diving has tired me out, ha ha. Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon. Have a nice Sunday.