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It's Bulky Waste Disposal Day today.

Nearly a spiritual experience. I think it should be recognized as a Discordian holiday.

I put some things out that made me sad. One, my little personal-sized refrigerator. Two, John's shopvac. It's stupid, but after John's death, everything he had seems precious, despite the fact that most of what he had was held together with duct tape and bad temper. The shopvac was entirely unusable.

Somehow, someone decided they needed it, and took it home with them. Ultimately, of the half-dozen things I put out there, only the broken hot water heater and a chair that would collapse under a five-year-old's weight were left.

Through the magic of a suddenly benevolent universe, an hour before I went to spend $150 on a new soda fridge, my sister's boyfriend called me and asked if I still had my broken-down car in the front driveway. I said of course I did, did he want it?

He said yes, how much did I want for it?

"You can have it--but I guess I could use $100 to buy a new personal fridge."

"You can have mine, I don't use it."

So, broken car in the driveway gone, fridge in the living room again.

It was strangely magical, because the fridge in the front yard went away, too. Like fridge fairies.

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bayne
Apr. 25th, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)

Ah... sounds like you have joined in the great circle of... STUFF. :P

I had a lot going on yesterday but managed to find time for a little scavenging around your neighborhood before it got dark. Much good stuff to be had. :) I'm espescially happy with the big black real wood bookshelf that perfectly fits the spot in my living room I wanted to fill. Also a couple of computers and a pair of those torch lamps. Yay for Freecycling!
spottylogic
Apr. 25th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
I didn't see any nice shelves--though I could have totally used some! We've got so much stuff in our house and garage...

bayne
Apr. 25th, 2005 09:34 am (UTC)
How far did you go looking? Its a BIG pickup area. I brought home 3 sets of wood shelves, and left several of the large metal kind behind. Would have prolly got more but I started late and it got too dark. :/
spottylogic
Apr. 25th, 2005 10:16 am (UTC)
Not far, I've been a touch distracted over the weekend. Really haven't made the time for a proper scavenging.
bayne
Apr. 25th, 2005 10:48 am (UTC)

Well shelves are one of the easier things to find, just follow the pickup over to the next area. :) It should be moving to the other side of rutland between lamar and burnett next. I've probably gotten more than I'll need too, once everything gets settled into their new places I'll bring you any shelving thats left.
baktre
Apr. 25th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
Yay for a new fridge! It just needs a little darkening to fit in the living room. Maybe some black spray paint...
spottylogic
Apr. 25th, 2005 07:56 am (UTC)
Or lots of magnets :)
adamanteus
Apr. 25th, 2005 11:34 am (UTC)
Ok, the 'fridge fairy' concept concerns me...
spottylogic
Apr. 25th, 2005 12:10 pm (UTC)
She's a large, blocky fairy. With heavy white wings with letter magnets on them. And frozen crinkle-fries for hair. Many people are scared of her. It's a normal reaction.
adamanteus
Apr. 25th, 2005 12:13 pm (UTC)
Ok, if I ever have kids, you do NOT get to tell them bedtime stories. :)
spottylogic
Apr. 25th, 2005 01:43 pm (UTC)
Awww..

(goes back to reading rogue_taxidermy
themiskyra
Apr. 25th, 2005 02:22 pm (UTC)
See, I think fridge fairies sound awesome! And alliterative (is that a word?).

That taxidermy thing just plain scares me though. Even if the 'movement' apparently has roots in my home state, I just can't get behind that one.
darklingfox
Apr. 29th, 2005 10:57 am (UTC)
*laughs*
Thats awsome... <=)
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