Well we survived Hurricane Irene with little more than some small tree limbs coming down, and a brief period where I had to dig a couple of troughs to draw water away from a corner downspout when I noticed a little water seeping into the basement.
Preparing for the storm, weathering the storm, and fixing a couple of boring things around the house left me pretty tired, so progress updates on some of my projects will have to wait.
However, here's a recent pickup you might like.
It's an all-in-one plastic picnic basket. You squeeze a little tab at the bottom of the white handle and the handle slips through a slot that connects the lid to the base, and inside are your plates, cups, and utensils.
It came from an antique mall in Buckhannon, WV, just down the street from that Dairy Queen I posted about a few weeks ago. And strangely, in another booth in the same store was a yellow one just like this.
From the styling I'm guessing this dates to the early 1970s, It's marked Ingrid Chicago. I did a quick search and found one just like it listed on ebay. I bought it for the color since it goes great with the colors in our Shasta camper.
Have a good week, and hopefully I'll be able to post soon about some progress on one or two things.