I’m back in the city after spending the weekend visiting family. It was nice to spend some time in the country but it’s time to get back to the “grind” (hah!). I was hoping to be able to visit some open-pit dumps but apparently they’re all closed down. I remember going to a couple as a kid and having a good time looking at the piles of stuff thrown away by the locals, which included a few old toys I thought were pretty sweet.
Over the weekend I sold a couple of things on Ebay – a collection of 32 Egyptian figurines for 95$ and three pairs of old eyeglasses for 55$. I’m pretty happy with the prices I got for each, and I think they symbolize the progress I’ve made as an Ebay seller. In the early afternoon I went to the post office to send these things to their various destinations.
On my way home I saw these trash bags. Their angular shapes piqued my interest and I gave them the “light kick of appreciation”, stimulating the sound which revealed that there was some metal inside.
The bags contained kitchenwares – pots and pans and that sort of thing. Most was pretty unexceptional but this piece caught my eye. It’s a small pressure cooker / canner made by Seb in France. There doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with it. It’s missing the rubber gasket but I think those are pretty easily replaced.
I figured that it must have some value so I looked it up on Ebay. I found one which looked to be the same model that sold for 50$. Not too bad! Still, I think I’ll keep this for myself. I’d like to get into canning at some point and this would obviously be quite useful for that purpose.
I have a good feeling about the garbage this week. It’s nearing the end of the month and it looks like the weather is going to be nice. Hopefully that means I’ll find some cool stuff!