Just as we’ve bought a ‘new’ chair; the sofa has decided to give up completely. The wooden frame is coming apart. Dearly Beloved has mended it today…….with bits of an old shelving unit we used to have in our old home. The feet have cracked and fallen apart and now it has wooden blocks, covered in carpet remnants for feet. He’s given up an entire morning to keep this old sofa going and I can’t begin to explain how appreciative I am of what he has done.
I’m sure that many people, would look at a broken ten year old sofa and think they’d had good wear out of it and would take it to the tip. I will replace the sofa with one from either eBay or the free ads but until then, the repair will leave us with a sofa that can be used for many years into the future. You see, it’s not about being frugal, it’s about not wasting the world’s resources and just making do with what we have.
I’ve also recycled the soap that went wrong. I’ve reprocessed it as ‘hot process soap’ and it’s worked this time. I has a darker colour and will be for personal use instead of the Christmas presents I had hoped to give, but again, it’s not wasted. Sometimes I have to see beyond money saving and debt repayment and tread lightly on this planet.