st vincent de paul

Posted on September 24th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Media, Photos, Stuff.

Our apartment is located in Bitter Lake and approximately Aurora Ave (a highway -- old US 99). We are way out there; still in Seattle, but I can walk across the city line in fifteen minutes. There are lots of businesses, but not like for instance restaurants; more like car dealerships. Mostly no sidewalks. You watch alertly when you are out walking. You have to go out three miles or more bussing to have a good shopping trip, and even that is just Northgate Mall.

But we do have St Vincent De Paul thrift shop less than a block away. We go there at least once a week. It's so cheap that turnover is very high, so even once a week there's lots of new stuff.

Yesterday I got a sweet deal (for me, anyway). National Geographic on cd-rom, 40 32 discs, every issue from the start (1888) to 1997. Nine bucks. I was stonkered when Microsoft 7 64-bit didn't play at all -- thanks, Microsoft, for a system that can't play the old Microsoft system -- but Velma pointed out that I still had Cory's computer he gave me in the hospital nearly five years ago (I don't know how old it is, but it still works! thank you, Cory!), and presto! National Geographic powered up, and now..... well, lots and lots of reading and staring at pictures and, of course, weird ads.

6 comments.

Luke McGuff

Comment on September 24th, 2013.

Sounds like fun!

Scraps

Comment on September 24th, 2013.

Oh, lots. I'm going to have to limit myself to, oh, one hour a day.*

I also got Civilization III for four bucks....
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* addendum: see comment after Gavin's.

Gavin

Comment on September 25th, 2013.

Stonkered!

Strummer would lose his mind with that find. One of his favorite things is finding stashes of old Nat'l Geographics at thrift shops.

Scraps

Comment on September 25th, 2013.

Cool!

His young eyes would be fine with poring over old reproductions of magazines for hours and hours; I want to, but I have to quit half an hour in.

Gavin

Comment on September 25th, 2013.

I love that Cory's old computer is now basically a dedicated Nat'l Geographic machine.

Scraps

Comment on September 25th, 2013.

Another thing that I am grateful to Cory for!

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