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Curbside: Love Seat and Bunk Beds **GONE** May. 19th, 2008 @ 04:44 pm
Sitting at the curb near my house are a love seat and bunk beds. They are sitting in front of 2 Wolmsley Cr (cross street is Glenridge - in Crestview - Meadowlands / Merivale area). They were just put out so they aren't wet (yet).

Love Seat: Light burgundy colour. Seems clean.

Bunk Beds: Blue metal, tubular bunk beds - looks like Ikea stuff. Comes with 2 single mattresses, which are pretty worn, but not dirty.

Sorry...no pictures...my camera is not working right now.

Edit - 2 hours later - they are GONE now. Wow...things go fast in this neighborhood!

Looking for Horizontal exercise bike Location Hull Mar. 11th, 2008 @ 08:50 pm
I'm looking for a horizontal exercise bike because my doctor, and my psychologist are on my case about exercise and that type of activity doesn't hurt my knees. If anyone has one to give away touch base with me and I will make arrangements to go pick it up.

Thank you!

Kitchen Ware Needed Feb. 11th, 2008 @ 05:28 pm
I'm posting because I will be needing to replace some items that my recent X girlfriend destroyed.

I need a set of dishes, utensils, cookware, pots, wok, etc. Simply she recked all my kitchen items as well as my mini dishwasher. :(

I don't have a vehicle so it would have to be delivery. Thank you.
Current Location: Gatineau, Quebec
Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated

Looking For: Sewing Machine (used) Feb. 10th, 2008 @ 04:02 pm

I am looking to get a used sewing machine. I am wanting to learn to sew to fill up the quiet hours at home.

In terms of a machine, I need to know:

When was the last time it was serviced?
What has been replaced,?
Is there anything that will need to be replaced soon?
Why are you selling it?
How often did you use it?
How old is it?
Current Location: Gatineau, QC
Current Mood: amusedamused

Offer: queensize bedframe, mattress Feb. 3rd, 2008 @ 01:27 pm
Two items:

(1) Queensize steel bedframe (base only, no headboard or footboard), disassembled into two pieces. One of the casters is shattered and will need to be replaced; should be easy to pull it out and stick a new one in. A couple of the leg supports (the little angled bar that holds the caster in place) aren't screwed in, but it has lasted in its current condition for seven years, until the caster in question got shattered in last week's move.

(2) Queensize mattress. ~10 years old. From smoke-free home with cats.

Both out in Katimavik, Kanata, near Hazeldean Mall. Available until Tuesday night (if you comment before then, will hold longer for pickup; but if no comments by then, they will be taken away/thrown out).

Please post reply to get in touch.
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» Wanted: Large Dog Crate
We rescued a dog from the Humane Society who has separation anxiety and will destroy anything and everything around him when left alone. We need a large dog crate so that we can slowly train him to use it when we leave the house and get over his separation anxiety. He is a husky / German shepherd / hound mix so it has to a large crate. If anyone has one for free, or for a reasonable price, please comment to let me know. Bandit will be a much happier doggy once he has recovered from his previous owner and his anxiety.

» Looking for something to do tonight?
This is the last weekend for Art Star 3: Video Art Biennial at SAW Gallery. There are still three evenings of screenings left!

Admission is free for all students and members of SAW gallery, SAW video, and the National Gallery of Canada. (Otherwise it's $5)

TONIGHT - Friday, October 12
7PM: Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay (Montréal) in person. Curated by Stefan St-Laurent (Ottawa).
Screening with live performance!

Saturday and Sunday infor under the cutCollapse )

The gallery is located at 67 Nicholas Street (just walk down the steps from Mackenzie King Bridge if you're coming via the transitway).

» Free air-conditioner and fold-out couch
The good news is that my folks have a spare vertical window air-conditioner available which is approximately http://www.builderssquare.com/xp_217012-Fedders_A6V08S2B_Air_Conditioner.aspx that. It is probably 6 years old at this point, functional and can cool down a place fairly well. The only downside is that the thing is loud as of last year, hence the reason it was replaced. It isn't excessive, however it is less comfortable in terms of sound when it is on. If you don't mind the noise or you simply want to run it while you aren’t home (aka work or a night out) then it is perfect and free. 40cm wide, 56cm tall, 60cm deep. It requires a strong bracket or extra support to keep it up.

Another offering is for a fold-out couch, a little old but perfectly serviceable as either a bed or a couch. Brown in colour and a touch old, but this is also free for anyone who wants it.

The only requirement for the above two items is that you must transport it yourself. We have no means of hauling either item, though if you can take it away then you are welcome to them. They both currently reside in Kanata.

» Offer: Freezer
**Edit: The freezer is gone. Someone is picking it up tomorrow night. This group is great.  Thanks!**

I just downgraded to a smaller freezer and would like to give away the larger one. The freezer must be picked up if you want it for free. If you need to have it delivered, we'd have to work out some payment details.

Here are the details:

It is a white freezer. I think its about 15 years old. It works very well, we just didn't need such a big one.

Measurements: 22" Deep, 44.5" Long, 35" Tall.
Make: General Freezer Co.
Model: G122W
Ser. No: 2070162
Cycle: 60
Volts: 120
Amps: 2.4

Please comment if you are interested.
» free crap everywhere! (found at ottawa freecycle)

Discover hidden treasures on Ottawa's first Give Away Day!

One person's junk is another person's gold. This tale bodes true at the first city-wide Give Away Day on Saturday, June 23 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 24).

Don't put your unwanted bounty pieces in the garbage. Set them out at the curb on Give Away Day. For you treasure hunters, tour your
neighbourhood, community and city to find those hidden gems.

Treasures include:

Books, CDs and DVDs
Old furniture and small appliances
Construction materials - including drywall and hardware such as nails,
bolts and screws
Kitchen gadgets, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
Unwanted gifts from the holidays and weddings
... and more

Please consider safety when deciding which items to set out to the curb.

The Consumer Product Safety Bureau of Health Canada advises that used children's items such as baby walkers, yo-yo balls, cribs, strollers, playpens, bath seats, blinds, toys and other child-related items should not be placed out at the curb.

Rules for setting out the treasures

Place items at the curb from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place stickers or signs on items with the word "FREE". Get a sign for your giveaways here - http://snipr.com/free_sign !
Ensure any items that you want to keep are away from your setout treasures or tucked away safely in your garage.
After 4 p.m., bring any uncollected gems back to your home.

Consider offering your uncollected gems on a local Freecycle group - http://ottawa.freecyclecanada.org After all, EVERY day is Give Away Day on Freecycle!

Treasure hunting etiquette

Respect other people's property, don't walk on people's lawns and gardens.
Take only the treasures marked FREE at the curb.
Don't discard previously picked-up treasures on another person's lawn.

We wish you best of luck in finding those treasures. It's another way to RETHINK GARBAGE, protecting our most precious treasure - our environment.  Remember:  Unfound treasures can be donated to charitable organizations.  A better idea than filling up the landfill is filling up a Web site for prospective buyers for your unwanted gems. Visit usedottawa.com for some ideas for recycling your used items. Or, the ott.forsale usenet newsgroup - http://groups.google.com/group/ott.forsale/ - another place to move your unwanted items.

You can get tips from the Junk Brothers on how to transform your trash into treasure. You can learn more about freecycling by checking out the Ottawa Freecycle Network - who help reduce the flow of trash into our landfills by connecting people who want to get rid of unwanted "stuff" with people looking for free "stuff". Other freecycle-like Web sites include Craigslist and Kijiji.

Besides Give Away Day, other initiatives to maximize landfill space include the Take it Back! Program and one-day Household Hazardous Waste Depots.
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