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  • My new microwave oven. I’ve tested it already, by boiling water, the most basic function of such a device. It has the same inner volume as the previous one, yet is considerably less bulky, and cheaper, too (€ 200 vs € 550). Then considered big (32 l), now average to small. And that sticker is gone.
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    cat eating food next to microwave oven
  • My microwave oven is about to give up the ghost ☠ after 22 years. Still works, but makes scary sounds, and gives off a distinct smell of burnt electronics. More than twice the average lifetime of a magnetron is reasonable, so I’m not having it repaired. Instead I will recycle it, and buy a new one.

  • Two very eager feline buddies πŸ₯°

    Two Bengal cats looking from the inside through a narrow window, as seen from the outside.
  • If I were as eager into doing my garden as my cat is into eating, my garden would’ve been done already. Ah well, lazybones is making some progress now, at the start of meteorological summer. (Sry 4 πŸ™ˆ πŸŽžοΈπŸ›οΈ job… LZ.) πŸ˜‚

    Potting soil in the foreground, hungry cat in the background, bad photoshop job on the side
  • Two pieces of furniture arrived today to replace some 50 year old completely spent furniture (which was responsibly recycled). Now my living room doesn’t look like I’m broke anymore. Well, I am temporarily in the red until I receive income later this month.
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    emptied living roompackaged furniture dresser put on a cat carrier to attach the feetliving room corner with dresser and couch

  • The project I started yesterday was finished today with some annual plants, replanted from the planters that stood in front of my house before. Of course, I’ve watered and fertilized them 🌺 🌱 🏠

    Micro garden filled with flowering plants.
  • I don’t have a front garden, so I made one. I call it a micro garden. My cat Maahir seems to enjoy it 🌸🐱🏠

    cat behind window checks the new micro garden with plants temporarily on the sidewalk
  • After having boiled water in a kettle on a gas stove for over 60 years, I finally was able to afford an electric kettle at half price. Instead of minutes it now takes seconds to boil water for a cuppa tea. Obviously better for the environment and my monthly budget, a win-win β™»οΈπŸ 

    Philips Electric Kettle

  • Photo. Building something from wood I had lying around from a project that was never realized in my former home. πŸͺ΅πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈπŸ 

    rickety frame of wood laying on concrete tiles
  • It looks like spring in winter.

    In other news… We had a storm yesterday, Eunice. My little house creaked and moaned, but it survived. Little damage to my belongings, since I don’t have much. 🏠

  • And my dresser is assembled, in around three hours. Very pleased with myself, and the result, of course 😍 Again, such a good find last Monday, after almost giving up the furniture hunt. 🏠

  • 32 pages for assembling a dresser seems daunting to me, having little experience with turning flatpacks into furniture. However, I’m low on funds, so paying someone else to do it must wait a month. Alternatively, I do it myself, today… 😱 That didn’t go well the previous time πŸ˜” 🏠

  • Went hunting for a dresser with my sister, and I found a bargain which appealed to me. Only problem, it came as two flat packs, and Maahir 🐱 eats cardboard β€œfor breakfast.” So I had to roll them into a blanket for now, until I can pay someone to put them together into a dresser. 🏠

  • Another β€œhome invasion.” This time by carpenters, to repair the damage done by the roof workers. 🏠

  • I did my longest RWR πŸƒ since a long time, and part of it on new (to me) terrain. Of course, I got lost, a bit, so the expected 16 km became 17 km, and I’m dealing with itches from brambles and nettles I encountered on a rarely used path. πŸ€ it started to 🌧 after I was back 🏠

  • My house has been invaded by two groups of workers at the same time. 🏠

  • And here’s my 24 x 24 pixel art IRL (6 cm x 6 cm, 4 mmΒ² per pixel mosaic brick).
    πŸ‘Ύ 🏠🎨

  • Here’s a concept of how a piece of pixel art could brighten up a boring bathroom door. The materials for creating said art have yet to arrive, and the door still needs a layer of paint. Well, one can dream of the result, can’t one?
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  • Couldn’t find a 32 x 32 baseplate for pixel art with beads, but I did find a 24 x 24 baseplate. So I adjusted my design for the bathroom door.
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  • Wanted a decoration for my bathroom door, but the only things I could find was either from a sketchy company (possibly a swindler on Amazon.nl) or from far away (high shipping costs). So I guess I’ll have to craft my own, from beads.
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