Sunday, December 30, 2012

Randomly purchased stuff

I've had a lot of free time to burn over the forced-holiday period, so have done a lot of window-shopping... and a little bit of actual shopping.  Plus side it looks like couches and beds have been selected, but we can't order them until we have a target completion date.
The biggest problem here is that some furniture can take 6 to 8 weeks to be made, but on the other side of that they don't want to hold it more than about 3 months.

Once we're back from the holiday period I'm going to put a bit of pressure on Metricon to at least come up with a target so I know when I can start placing orders for furniture - the massive pile is starting to look quite substantial of all boxes of gear to be moved in.

In the meantime I grabbed a few other little useful bits and pieces:
I saw these in EB Games - they're actually sour candies (in tins), but when I saw them their use was immediately obvious - they will be waterproofed, a spike drilled through the base, and them placed strategically in the front garden.

Sockitz powerpoints.  They're an Australian company who have gone and created powerpoints with two USB ports for charging things like phones.  Thtere's a major difference in these any many you might find at places like Bunnings - when the dust-cover on these ones are closed, the transformer for the USB ports are actually electrically disconnected, so there's no 'leakage' or standby power being drawn.  There's a 1A and 2A port (devices like iPads need 10W/2A ports).

Ah yes, rugs.  There's been a little stall down at Knox for most of the year, but I didn't want to have rugs lying around being stored, so the plan was to wait until they're closing up - which is now.  What I didn't expect was that they'd have 50% off everything as their lease expires.
Result is I ended up with these two matching ones for just $130!  The smaller one (first two photos) is a 120x160 one, and the larger one is 230x160 - one for the entryway and one for the lounge room.  They're really nice and plush - they don't feel cheap at all... and Casper loves them ;p

And lastly, I couldn't resist.  A fourth Animaniacs cel to line the walls - this one will be what goes outside the master bedroom doors, in the entryway.

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