I have joined the local Men's Shed which will be subject of a future blog entry. It's an organization devoted to retired men that gets them out of the house and / or gives them some company when they have become widowers. The HVB Men's Shed has several large sheds filled with all sorts of tools that were donated. Often they get a call from a woman who says 'my husband died and there are all sorts of tools that he used that I need to get rid of'.
I think it is a wonderful idea and I figured that being a member will be handy when I want to build something or other and also just as a way to meet people. I have attended twice and at the last meeting at the 'smoko' where the group sits around drinking instant coffee (Moccona), it was announced that the group would be running a sausage sizzle at the local recycling centre next to the dump. The bloke across the table from me was in charge and I asked him he would mind if I came along to take a look. He was fine with it.