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I made it out this morning to look for trash in Rosemont / Parc Ex. I spied something laying in the shelf of this piece of furniture.

It’s a camera tripod. The piece that connects the right leg to the frame is busted, but I think someone with motivation could fix it up and get it working adequately well. My roommate (who knows more about these things than I) said it could definitely be used for parts either way.

I saw these maps (there’s one in behind as well) close to Villeneuve and St Laurent. They were from the mid 80s – back in the days when the Soviet Union took up a quarter of the map. Here’s hoping they found a good home!

A bunch of furniture behind the Chainon thrift store. This is a good place to check out for furniture if you’re looking to live cheaply. There’s never anything too special, but if you just need a comfy chair you might find it here.

A couch leaning casually against a tree.

I found this bike just south of Rachel. Next to it was a cut lock, so I guess someone parked their bike where they shouldn’t have or abandoned it over the winter. It was in pretty good shape other than the fact that the brakes didn’t work at all. I was going to donate it to the bike co-op down the road, but two people, one on a bike and one off, saw me playing with it and asked me about it. My french isn’t great so I don’t know exactly what was said but I ended up giving them the bike. They seemed grateful, and I hope it gets put to good use!

Finally, I recovered this dusty Kenwood transceiver (TK-8180) from a trash bag in Rosemont. It’s pretty clean (other than the dust) and I have a feeling that it’s in working condition. Something similar in “as is – for parts” condition sold for 30$ on Ebay recently so I may be able to get a bit of cash for this one!

There’s definitely been more interesting trash in the last couple of days. Maybe I’ll have some more to show you tomorrow.

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