|Salt air 1: balcony table 0
||[Saturday 5th September 2015 at 6:50 pm]
Sigh... just as I decide to spend lots of money on computer bits for myself, the universe decrees that I should also spend money on other things. Fortunately I'm not broke and do have the money available, but it's still annoying.
First there's the car, which will be part of a separate post (suffice to say my first foray into a multi-storey car park did not go that well, and left the Alfa with some new dents and a collection of rather impressive-looking paint scratches - all from one concrete pillar that objected to my overconfidence). And just now, the table on my balcony self-destructed...
5 years of rusting gently in the salt breeze proved too much for the table, and when I placed a large bottle of screenwash on top that leg gave way, with the metal flaking apart in ways that one really doesn't expect metal to do. The rest of the stand is in a similarly bad state and probably not salvageable at this point. The chairs still at least seem intact, as does the tabletop (made up of a tiled surface set in a metal frame - it's considerably more solid than the stand, and rather heavy!), so perhaps some sort of replacement stand is possible.