Comments on: What To Do With Your Appliances When You Get Over Them http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/ Sharon Astyk's Ruminations on an Ambiguous Future Sun, 20 Jul 2008 00:59:20 +0000 #?v=2.3.2 By: Chile http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4498 Chile Fri, 18 Apr 2008 14:11:31 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4498 Sharon, I blogged about pedal-power a while back. In the <a href="http://chilechews.blogspot.com/2008/02/will-bike-for-food.html" rel="nofollow">post</a> are links to washing machine options. We picked up an old wringer washer that now works with the electric motor. My sweetie will be converting it to pedal power at some point. Once we get in our own place, we'll pick up a dead standard washing machine to set up a pedal-powered spinner. Sharon, I blogged about pedal-power a while back. In the post are links to washing machine options. We picked up an old wringer washer that now works with the electric motor. My sweetie will be converting it to pedal power at some point. Once we get in our own place, we’ll pick up a dead standard washing machine to set up a pedal-powered spinner.

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4482 Sharon Thu, 17 Apr 2008 18:40:08 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4482 Well, I don't think I'm old (35), burned out or a hippie (that was my parents. So I guess I'm a bunch of nuts ;-). Sharon Well, I don’t think I’m old (35), burned out or a hippie (that was my parents. So I guess I’m a bunch of nuts ;-).

Sharon

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By: Pat in Olathe http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4467 Pat in Olathe Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:30:09 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4467 While I haven't read all responses, I did read the original article, all I can say is, you're either a bunch of nuts or burned out old hippies. While I haven’t read all responses, I did read the original article, all I can say is, you’re either a bunch of nuts or burned out old hippies.

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By: Meryn Stol http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4441 Meryn Stol Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:25:13 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4441 What do we do with a whole world built for cars? I foresee beautiful empty highways. Yes, even highways can be beautiful. As for the cars, I think we should just melt the metal and do something useful with it. Some cars, especially the SUVs can go to a museum, as fossil evidence of a time long gone. The problems of reusing the carbon-hydrates in plastics will be solved in due time by science. What do we do with a whole world built for cars?
I foresee beautiful empty highways. Yes, even highways can be beautiful.
As for the cars, I think we should just melt the metal and do something useful with it.
Some cars, especially the SUVs can go to a museum, as fossil evidence of a time long gone.

The problems of reusing the carbon-hydrates in plastics will be solved in due time by science.

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By: Beany http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4426 Beany Mon, 14 Apr 2008 16:56:17 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4426 I'm inspired to try going without our fridge this summer. I'm waiting for my husband to finish up the last bit of meat currently stored in the fridge. We rent, and our fridge is an old model and a pig on electric consumption. I've begun storing things on the counter top instead of defaulting to placing it in the fridge. Things like various condiments, dough for various meals and some other dishes that can be finished in a day. I can wash clothes without a washer which would save a ton of water...I'll discuss this option with my husband. I’m inspired to try going without our fridge this summer. I’m waiting for my husband to finish up the last bit of meat currently stored in the fridge. We rent, and our fridge is an old model and a pig on electric consumption.

I’ve begun storing things on the counter top instead of defaulting to placing it in the fridge. Things like various condiments, dough for various meals and some other dishes that can be finished in a day.

I can wash clothes without a washer which would save a ton of water…I’ll discuss this option with my husband.

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By: Anonymous http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4406 Anonymous Sat, 12 Apr 2008 16:58:43 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4406 Vacuum cleaner-- I can think of uses for the hose! Aquaduct, irrigation, garden edging, ... Vacuum cleaner– I can think of uses for the hose! Aquaduct, irrigation, garden edging, …

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By: Sharon http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4383 Sharon Fri, 11 Apr 2008 19:56:04 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4383 Dewey, you aren't the only pig ;-). You should see the jeans I garden in - stand up on their own isn't even sufficient to describe it ;-). Low Impact Pigs Unite! Sharon Dewey, you aren’t the only pig ;-). You should see the jeans I garden in - stand up on their own isn’t even sufficient to describe it ;-).

Low Impact Pigs Unite!

Sharon

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By: dewey http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4378 dewey Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:06:18 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4378 Oh, I meant to remark for the people who want to use a dead fridge for food storage - there is something about that closed environment that is very conducive to mold growth, if you allow any spillage whatsoever. I once turned off a fridge and freezer before thoroughly cleaning it and came back a week later to find a huge, fully sporulating toxic mold forest. Oh, I meant to remark for the people who want to use a dead fridge for food storage - there is something about that closed environment that is very conducive to mold growth, if you allow any spillage whatsoever. I once turned off a fridge and freezer before thoroughly cleaning it and came back a week later to find a huge, fully sporulating toxic mold forest.

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By: dewey http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4377 dewey Fri, 11 Apr 2008 16:04:52 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4377 Sharon - You are spot on about the increased housekeeping demands on women that came with availability of vacuum cleaners (it has also been observed that the electric light contributed, by making the schmutz in the corners more conspicuous - unless you are a slob like me who lets the cat hair build up until there's enough to crochet a second cat). The same is true of the washer and dryer. Like me, you're probably just old enough to remember the snarky "Ring around the Collar!" commercials that taught women that their husbands would fall in the dominance hierarchy unless their shirts looked perfectly new every day. In the past, people often wore the same shirt or dress several days between washings. I do my own little part to return to sanity by wearing shirts typically two to three days (at the end of each wear day putting them back on the hanger buttoned one button lower, so I can keep track of how much use they've gotten). Don't ask how long the pants get worn. Or towels. Or sheets. I guess I'm just a pig, come to think of it, but an energy-saving pig. Sharon - You are spot on about the increased housekeeping demands on women that came with availability of vacuum cleaners (it has also been observed that the electric light contributed, by making the schmutz in the corners more conspicuous - unless you are a slob like me who lets the cat hair build up until there’s enough to crochet a second cat). The same is true of the washer and dryer. Like me, you’re probably just old enough to remember the snarky “Ring around the Collar!” commercials that taught women that their husbands would fall in the dominance hierarchy unless their shirts looked perfectly new every day. In the past, people often wore the same shirt or dress several days between washings. I do my own little part to return to sanity by wearing shirts typically two to three days (at the end of each wear day putting them back on the hanger buttoned one button lower, so I can keep track of how much use they’ve gotten). Don’t ask how long the pants get worn. Or towels. Or sheets. I guess I’m just a pig, come to think of it, but an energy-saving pig.

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By: STEVE BANYAI http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4361 STEVE BANYAI Fri, 11 Apr 2008 03:33:50 +0000 http://sharonastyk.com/2008/04/08/what-to-do-with-your-appliances-when-you-get-over-them/#comment-4361 OLD FREEZERS MAKE GREAT SMOKERS OLD FREEZERS MAKE GREAT SMOKERS

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