Spring Cleaning

April 17, 2010

Eco-Freaky, Home 'Improvement'

Today was the day that you can take your appliances and electronics to a collection site to be secretly crated up and shipped to China recycled. We took full advantage of the day, because since we bought the new stove, our entryway has looked like this:

Holy moly this is a messy place.  What am I, a hoarder?

It’s really quite amazing how one can get completely used to walking by an out-of-context stove everyday and eventually not even see it.

I was excited for this day because 1) I backed the truck up to the steps and didn’t damage anything and 2) we got to use the Forearm Forklifts to load up the stove! (They make me feel so strong.) We also got rid of the giant broken t.v.

Lloyd got a haircut this morning. Doesn't he look nice?

The recycling/disposal place was swarming with strong young lads and lasses who just picked up all these heavy things effortlessly and tossed them about. No Forearm Forklifts for them. Yeesh.

They didn't even ask us if we wanted to say a few words - just toss, toss, done, done.

Goodbye, stuff. I’m sorry you got broken, and I hope you have fun in China.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Spring Cleaning”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Haha! I always type my post first, then comment on yours. My post is called “Spring Cleaning” too, but doesn’t involve China. Unless they need hair algae. Then I could keep the whole country supplied.


  2. Lauren's dad Said on:

    You didn’t forget to take your grill, did you?


  3. Deborah Said on:

    Our city has a fall and spring pick up day where they come around and pick up any big trash items like a stove. They also pick up any big yard waste like branches. All we have to do is take it to the curb. It’s quite handy.


  4. Swistle Said on:

    I don’t know what you’re talking about, I see no stove in that entryway.


  5. Peggy Said on:

    What is this spring cleaning of which you & others speak?


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