I was a little late getting to the 17 bus, and had to wait 15 minutes for the next one, so I dropped into the drug store on the corner of Central and McDowell and found that they had some fine products by Wahl there.
I've been wanting one of those for a while, and I'm glad to report that they are just as fine as reputed to be. Accept no cheap imitations!
I was dumping garbage in the dumpster when I noticed an item in the area, suitable for being recycled. I examined closer -- a small drop-leaf round table, somewhat grungy. I've been wanting a dining room type table for a while. I was gleeful. I carried it inside and went over the top with a metal scouring pad and water first, then with a rag and a little water, and finally with more rags and dust & clean spray. There is no good place to put it, of course; I have consequently parked it in my closet with Things Stacked On Top.
Tables are useful. I expect that we will probably pull it out occasionally. I have wanted a proper table for a very long time, and this one, while slightly shaky, definitely fits the bill. I can sit, in a proper chair, at a proper table, and spread stuff all over the top. I am delighted.