The reappropriation of detritus from around my new property continues. This galvanized trash can was in one of the sheds. After installing a 7000-gallon rainwater tank one metre into the ground, I needed something that would enable me to reach the lever after the area around it was backfilled. This is what my artist/auteur jack-of-all-trades came up with.
That same week, he sourced a second-hand piano for my eight-year-old, who has been having lessons since the start of the year. I'd been dreading the amount of money I was looking at spending for a reconditioned piano, and he came up with the idea of convincing another client, who owned a piano but whose children had long since stopped playing ,to let me have his on permanent loan.