Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bed tea, tap-tap-tap-tap-tap, buffing up.

1. My father opens the curtains and puts on the bedside table a cup of tea. I drink it, roll over and go back to sleep.

2. Woodpecker holes in a dead pine tree.

3. Polishing my desk with beeswax so the shine comes up again. I always leave it far too long between polishings, and then when it's done, I wonder why I didn't do it sooner.

7 comments:

  1. I've not tried bees' wax. But, I think I have a block someplace I kept for the reason that, I may someday find a use for it. Possibly now, thanks to you, I have.

    Dread

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  2. I've just been catching up on your last week or so's 3BTs. The Copper cartoons are wonderful! I may have to get one myself but I can't choose.

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  3. Beeswax polish - does it still smell a bit like honey? (sorry, can't think of a 4. that fits in)

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  4. My beeswax polish has some turpentine in it to soften it up, so it smells mostly of pine trees.

    I haven't ever used straight beeswax for polishing.

    Here's some advice on the matter from the Australian government, which I'm sure is reliable as any.
    http://www.agric.nsw.gov.au/reader/526

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  5. My father used to do that years ago..I'd hear his slippers flop-floppety-flopping as he came up the stairs.
    He'd leave tea for my mother in her bedroom, tea for me in mine. He'd tousle my hair and he'd twiddle my toes if they were hanging out of the bed ( they usually were...)
    Then I'd lie in bed a while listening to the morning waking up and downstairs, I'd hear my father pottering about, opening cupboards, rustling newspapers and there'd be the friendly hubbub of the radio..
    Say a GREAT BIG THANKYOU to your father tomorrow morning. I wish I could thank my lovely old fellow still...for the world's best cuppas AND for being a superb dad.

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  6. I would like to add...

    4. A random shoe lying in the gutter at the side of the road.

    Lou XX

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  7. Wow, a whole treatise on beeswax polish - however did you find it? Do you make your own?
    My wife had some bee hives back in California, we used the honey but I never thought of doing that with the wax. Guess us Americans just have new things that don't need waxing, no old good wood furniture laying about. (sorry, that wasn't a 4 was it? but Lou XX had a good one)

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