I didn’t find too much today. I had to work a good length shift today, and Saturday is probably the worst day for picking. It’s either after garbage day or not really close to garbage day. For these slow days, I’ll upload some pictures of things I already have around the house from days past.

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I found this nice retro lamp a block or so away on Esplanade. The woman throwing things out (and there was a lot) said that it was all her mother’s, but that she “couldn’t live there anymore,” for whatever reason. This lamp has an arm broken off it, but you don’t even really notice. It gives off a warm, calming light, and is nice to read to (not that I end up doing that very much). I enjoy having it in the back corner next to my bed.

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  1. That lamp does cast a pleasant glow. I’m not sure it’s bright enough for reading. What size bulb does it take?

    Reading is good. I suggest you do more of it. 🙂

    The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. – Mark Twain, American writer

    A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. – Charles Baudelaire, French poet and critic, 1921-1867

    What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books. – Thomas Carlyle, English author, 1795-1881

    A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul. – Franz Kafka, Czech writer, 1883-1924

    You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. – Paul Sweeney

    Books to the ceiling,
    Books to the sky,
    My pile of books is a mile high.
    How I love them! How I need them!
    I’ll have a long beard by the time I read them.
    Arnold Lobel, American writer and illustrator, 1960-1987

  2. Hello!
    I went back to read your first posts and saw your nice lamp. I think it’s a “spaghetti” lamp and they are selling quite well in thrift shops nowadays. Did you know?
    By the way, since your birthday is coming soon: Happy birthday and keep the good work. It’s always interesting to read about your findings and the history behind them.

    • martng says:

      I didn’t know that’s what that design is called… I still have it actually, I think the design is pretty cool and I like the light it puts out! Thanks for the info, now I’ll know to charge more cash for it if I ever do end up selling it 😉

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