9.11.2007

We have to clean out our garage

The requirement on our foster care home inspection checklist is stated like this:
  • Garage is to be free from clutter and hazards

Now, I've always thought garages were specifically set aside for all the clutter and hazards you don't want to keep in the house. So needless to say, we have a lot of work to do. Paint, a rusty weight bench, an old chainsaw, gardening tools, and on and on. So, I've started going through our stuff, deciding what to get rid of and what to give away and what to reorganize.

The first item to go was the old beat-up weight bench and the 500lbs of weights that go along with it. Not as easy as you might think. It cannot be thrown into the weekly trash bins-too heavy. I called for a special trash pick up-they don't take exercise equipment. My last and only option-drive this stuff to the Irvine dump and pay $37.35 to get rid of it. Whatever, I'm desperate at this point.

So, I found the dump in Irvine after circling the block a few times. Let me tell you, it is another world. It's a scary, loud place that smells of fish and fruit loops. Hills and hills of refuse.

I went after work, so I was in a white skirt and flip flops. Everyone was looking at me like, "What the &*^%?" I probably had the same look on my face. And I had to unload the stuff myself. Surprise! Filth, stench, and me hauling weights out of the trunk. Hilarious!

8 comments:

Cathi Hamen said...

oh great mental picture! did you drop Lexi off first? how did she like school??

Sarah Markley said...

I can't even imagine. =)

Robin said...

That's funny. Weights. That's when you post on Craigslist for free items and let people come to your house and get it.

Lisa Leonard said...

Yuck!

Rojas' said...

How funny, I would have liked to watch, I mean help you!

Joy said...

Ok... I am laughing so hard... I am sorry.. but I can just see you.

Ellen said...

You are a go-get-'em gal! If there's a job to be done, you're going to do it. Don't worry about the guys at the dump. You were the prettiest thing they saw all day. That's what they were thinking about.

Anonymous said...

You should try putting it on the curb with a free sign on it. Works great! Things we put out don't last 24 hours.