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OFFICE IDEAS
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    OFFICE IDEAS (click picture to the left.)

    Looking for more cubby-hole office ideas? I got some I'll sell real cheap. I sell them for what they're worth, I give them away.

 

 


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    INSULATE VENTS & WINDOWS:

    I have small windows that don't particularly go anywhere, but they're good at letting in the cold air and letting out the warm air. This is particularly true of the window over my tub and the vent I rarely use on the roof of my trailer. To solve the problem of keeping the bathroom warm I cut a piece of foam insulation the size of the hole and this does a good job of insulation. However, when I want to extract the vent cover I find it hard to retrieve. For accessibility I cut a couple pieces of duct tape into the shape of ears and connected them to the back of the insulation, and ran the ears to the front. This gives me something to hold onto when I need to remove them.

    I also used wads of duct tape stuck to the sides of the insulation where the size of the insulation was a little small, filling in the gaps so the insulation in the vent stays on the roof and out of my toilet. 

    PLASTIC BAG STUFFING:

    What to do with all those plastic bags that pile up, but we feel guilty throwing them in the trash. Here's a thought. When you mail something, or you're moving, rather than use bubble wrap or newspaper, wad up some of the plastic bags to use as space fillers. Let the one you're sending your package to worry about what to do with those pesky bags.

 

DECOR
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     EMBELLISHMENT

    Life has a way of not working out the way we plan. At least that's the way it works out for me. My intention when I moved to my retirement home was to decorate with a theme that captures a nostalgic feeling, settle back and paint pretty pictures, and in general relax and enjoy my old age. Here's a sample of my efforts toward this end: a simulated roll top desk ($30 from a thrift store that couldn't get the top to roll); an antique ship clock just like the one our family had when I was a youngster (given to me by an aged woman);  a real, working cradle phone ($2 from a thrift store); a cathedral radio (modern simulation, not pictured here); and a candlestick phone (hidden from view). All these now have little meaning since I have no time to paint, and I'm working, not in the past, but with modern technology, something a retired hobo has no business delving in.
 



   


 

  

 


 

 

 


   


   
 

 


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