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Glue Gun

Glue Gun

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

In my classroom I discovered I had two glue guns. One, the one I left in there, I distinctly recall purchasing. This one I don’t really know where it came from. I have a feeling that I purchased this for the house once for a project when I couldn’t locate the other and then took it to the classroom because I didn’t need it at the house. But I am not certain.

Regardless, I brought this home last year for projects not needing two in the classroom.

Craft Box

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This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Last year in an effort to organize some things, I picked this up at Hobby Lobby. I was in the throes of Quest Scouts at the time. I have since left it again. What to do with all those crafting type things? I was going to take this to my classroom, but the reality is this is all repeated supplies of what I have there. Occasionally, I have a need to color, tape, etc. at home although it may be close to a year since I used the items in here.

When I looked at it thought, there are only two things (this box and the glue gun). The rest of the items are consumables. Interestingly, I had a little Dopamine rush when I inventoried these items. Maybe there is room again for Quest Scouts. I’ll monitor that once school begins.

Lightbulbs

The My Things project is wrapping up. Going through verifying things, but I think I have everything accounted for. That includes consumables and things I don’t actually own but that are present (my son’s games, things my apartment complex provided, etc.). And that brings me to lightbulbs.

At the house I ensured that we had back-ups of the lightbulbs we used. Makes sense, eh?

I have no spare lightbulbs here at the apartment.

One of the benefits of renting is that the complex provides lightbulbs for any light it provides. The only other lights that are needed are standard bulbs for the four lamps that are on the end tables. I purchased a four-pack for those lamps placing one in each.

The lamps in the bedroom are hardly used. My thinking is that when the bulbs in the living room burn out, I’ll borrow from the bedroom and then the following day purchase new lightbulbs. This way I don’t have to keep them on hand. It’ll also be fun to see how long I can go before I need them. Thus far, I am over two years!

Spray Bottle

Spray Bottle

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Every Sunday I bleach everything in the bathroom. Everything! Specifically, I bleach the tub. Despite this, I get some gray lines on the bottom. I don’t know how this happens with the bleach in there. Reading up on this I found that distilled vinegar will remove them.

Off I went to buy this spray bottle. Sure enough, those marks disappear fairly easily with vinegar. I keep this below the sink. It is used regularly with the scrubber. 🙂

Tenzi

Tenzi

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

There was a local geocaching event that this was the theme. I think it was Audrey‘s game. It sounded like a fun game.

Fritz had wanted a cap gun. That turned out to be more difficult than I thought. We saw one in Ship Bottom, I decided to drive out there for that. I knew the toy store had this as well, so I picked it up as a Christmas gift for the three of us.

This is an extremely light game. It’s like speed Yahtzee. I like it for something different.

Hanabi

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This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Picked this up for a Quest Scouts objective. We’ve played a couple times. Fairly light, but fun. This is one of those games I like that most people haven’t played/heard of before so it offers something a bit different.

This is a cooperative game. I find that I like those.

Exit the Game: The Secret Lab

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This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

This was a birthday gift from Beetle. She had been talking about these games for a bit. I first saw them at Exit 4 when we did an escape room there. I toyed with picking one up. I’m a little surprised Beetle went this direction as her interest in escape rooms is hit or miss. Nevertheless, I am happy to have it and look forward to playing this with or without the children.

Paperweight

Paperweight

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Many scoff at paperweights. Within the minimalist world, the paperweight is used as a symbol of a thing that is not needed. I agree, it is not needed, yet I have one and it will remain.

It is not used to hold papers from blowing around. Happily, I have air conditioning.

Rather, this paperweight is a piece of art. In a home that is essentially neutral in color the paperweight offers just a smidgen of color.

I live in Millville, NJ. Within walking distance from here is WheatonArts, a celebration to the town’s glassblowing history. There one will find in the Museum of American Glass a collection of paperweights from significant glassblowers.

One of those glassblowers, Tony DePalma, guided me as I made this paperweight. My mother visited me one summer and I took her there. We each made a paperweight under DePalma’s guidance.

This paperweight was in my classroom until last year. Looking around the classroom one day I asked myself, “Is there anything in here that I would take with me when I retire?” The paperweight was the only thing. I took home that day. I now have the freedom of knowing I can walk away from teaching on a moment’s notice and not miss a thing.

This paperweight is one of the few things (cast iron skillet is another) I know will go with me when I retire.

Gray Throw Pillow

Gray Throw Pillow

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Upon moving, my mother wanted to help out. She heard about the furniture I purchased and made me this throw pillow and sent potholders. The sofa and the loveseat came with throw pillows. While I like the design on them, I would not have purchased them separately. Throw pillows are not my thing. The one my mother made offers a contrast in colors. For that, I like it. I also like that she thought of me. It’s a keeper!