Friday, November 02, 2007

Shedding

Thanks to spending nearly every waking hour last weekend at work (and thus missing what was apparently a really good Halloween party, dammit), I found myself with only sixteen random hours to put in over the subsequent seven days. Whereupon I decided that I'd rather have my time off add up to a nice round figure, sacrificed a couple of easily spareable vacation days, and scored myself an entire week to spend not working, which is far and away my favorite thing to spend a week doing.

But I have not been idle! Well, OK, not entirely idle. Thanks to the time freed up by my hookey-playing ways, I now have accomplished the seemingly impossible: I have cleaned and organized my shed! Yeah, yeah, that may not sound like much to you, but that's only because you've never seen the inside of my shed. It formerly consisted almost entirely of a random, precarious jumble of cardboard boxes left over from when I moved in. More than that, it provided an excellent illustration of the "nature is trying to eat my house" principle. It's extremely easy to see how that structure could end up completely filled with dirt after a few decades because, man, it was already well on its way.

I'm pleased to report, by the way, that I didn't get bit by any poisonous spiders (as far as I've noticed), and that I only cut myself while slicing up boxes once. This should, I believe, bring my injury-per-household project ratio down a tad. Go, me!

6 comments:

  1. You did recycle those boxes, right? :)

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  2. I haven't done anything with most of 'em yet, except collapse 'em down and pile 'em up neatly for later disposal. I'd like to recycle them, but we don't have curbside recycling here any more, and the big multi-material recycling bin I sometimes used to take cans to seemed to have vanished the last time I went looking for it. So, uh, it may not happen.

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  3. Can you wait until Thanksgiving? I might help you transport them to ABQ. (Yes, I am that insane about recycling.)

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  4. They're not going anywhere. I could hardly stuff all of them into the trash can if I wanted to. :)

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  5. Think "Green". Dont you realize that the Polar Bears are suffering?

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  6. Yes. That's why I'm not going to drive all over the place in my fossil-fuel-burning, greenhouse-gas-belching car looking for someplace that'll take the stuff for recycling. :)

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