Date: 28 June 2014. Deal Breaker (galley gear in thrift store)
[Posted late because I'm in
A while back I was walking along a
road and an acquaintance pulled up in her car next to me. It was a
gal I'd met in one of the stores I frequented, and we'd had fun
chatting about life, children and more. I liked her -- still do,
except for that one thing. And it's a doozy.
When she asked if I wanted to ride
with her over to the next town to a larger thrift store I was
thrilled. I love thrift stores. They are such fun and there's
almost always something I can use either as-is or with some
modification aboard Seaweed. The prices are affordable too.
For instance, I used to have a
piece of aluminum foil folded over to make a wind break when I used
my propane stove. A bit of thinking made me realize the ring from a
spring-form pan would provide the same service and be much tidier.
It holds my pans or teapot in
place. Best of all, in most breezes I don't have to shut the back
door and the stove burner does not blow out. Win! And at less than a
dollar, I did well.
You might put the same item on
your list of desired Galley Gear too. The
article tells how I organize my wishes (retail versus used) and
might be helpful as well.
That pan is just one of the many
reasons I like thrift stores. Hunting for bargains is fun for me. With a bit of
creativity I can have nice things aboard Seaweed for not a lot
Thus, when this gal offered to take
me to a mega-thrift store in a different county I was delighted for
the outing. "Sounds like fun" I said, and we were off.
We went our separate ways in the
thrift store and though I didn't find anything particularly of note
I did pick up a new white shirt. I tend to wear long sleeved white
shirts, and when they get too grimy or stained I chop them up and
turn them into rags.