apr. 29: royal postcards and a $4 cell phone

Yesterday’s resolution was a resounding success. Have a looksie:

Breakfast nook? Check! Office space? Check! Ugly rose-pink walls? Unfortunately still check. Painting, picture hanging and re-tiling will have to wait until some other day. So will the front hall closet. Perhaps when Mr. Budsie is five…

Anyway, while cleaning this area, I found a few intriguing things, not the least of which was this:

Timely, no? I have a small stack of these postcards that one of the English relatives gave to me two thousand years ago. I remember thinking when I was 8 that Diana’s dress was just a little ridiculous. I’m sorry to say that my opinion has not changed. Nobody needs that much sleeve. Kate’s dress on the other hand? Pretty great, although as both the lovely EH and I noted over coffee and apricot jam this morning, if you are going to choose a McQueen, why not go all the way? Ah well.

Also found in the paper pile: one $4 cell phone. My trusty old pre-iPhone4 QWERTY phone. I never know what to do with old phones. I don’t want to throw them out but I don’t want to hold onto them either, waking up one day to realize that I’m 80 and living in a house full of old cell phones. Previously, I’ve given the phones to friends in need but no one I know wants my army green and grey QWERTY no matter how much I rave about how awesome it is. Hmmm, what to do?

Today’s resolution: donate the cell phone. I found a place in Newmarket, ON called the Charitable Recycling Program that takes old phones, refurbishes them and gives them to people in need. Plus, for each phone received, the Charitable Recycling Program will make a donation to the charity of your choice (yaya Planned Parenthood O-town!) Excellent. Budsie and I went to the post office today and sent the phone along with my completed volunteer application. A very successful day indeed.


2 thoughts on “apr. 29: royal postcards and a $4 cell phone

  1. In Ontario you can recycle your cellphone for free through the electronic stewardship program (http://www.ontarioelectronicstewardship.ca/). The program ensures that your old electronics (everything from desktops/monitors to televisions and even cameras) are recycled in a way that is environmental sound, legal and safe for workers (AKA not shipped to China or Africa). To find a drop off location nearby head here : http://www.recycleyourelectronics.ca/Electronics/Default.aspx.

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