Sunday, January 31, 2010

First snowfall in Greenville, NC

We had our first snowfall in G-ville this past weekend. It's a pretty big deal here to get snow and ice. The town pretty much shutdown Saturday morning as the sleet and snow fell. But Mica and I decided to brave the weather and attend a book sale at the local convention center. Here I am in my winter gear and scruff posing next to the sign.

There were tons of books that had been donated to the library or removed from the shelves to sell. They ranged from mysteries to travel to food to philosophy. And they were super cheap! We got seven books for $7.

Mica has gotten into science fiction recently and so we got this fat book full of short sci-fi stories. I got a psych book, a self-help book, and a travel book. Mica got Treasure Island, Red Badge of Courage, and a children's book that she grew up with: David's Waiting Day. Now we'll put them on our shelves and never read them. Just kidding!

Here's our lovely parking lot complete with cars and snow. Nothing was plowed in the whole city and I mean nothing! I don't think anyone in Greenville even owns a plow. It seems like we'll just have to wait for it all to melt!

After the book sale, we went to the Unnatural Resources showcase. They presented various art projects made from junk materials like bottles, cans, scrap metal, and old shoes. I love this tin man with the stubby legs and arms. My favorite, though, is the castle made out of cardboard carton-stuff.

This is Mica's favorite part. Here they (and when I say they, I mean the kids from various elementary schools) used old shoes to decorate junk materials with. Some of the shoes you can barely recognize!
OK, so this is obviously a door/floor mat. BUT, can anyone guess what material was used? The first correct response gets a free hug from me the next time I see you. :)

And finally, here is the best use of junk material at the showcase. Read the title on the card to see what it is. Pure genius!


barbmartin said...

This is great!! I love you sharing with us all your wonderings. There must not be a lot to do in Greenville! jk Is the mat made of packing foam pieces that have been painted? Just a guess! You guys are great! I love the way you share the same weird stuff!! :)

Staci said...

hmmm that floor mat i have no clue but im gonna guess bottom of flip flops. and I can't enlarge that last photo to see what it is suppose to be. Thanks for sharing these this looks we wanna come visit so bad.

Matt said...

Yay! Staci won. The floor mat is made out of cut up flip flop parts. They're tried together by wires and plastic. Pretty cool, huh? Yeah, we're hoping to see you and the kids when you come visit PA in a couple of weeks!

Laura said...

haha wow is this what you guys do on the weekends...that's so funny!