If we move to Gaylord can we get rid of all our old crud, corruption, flotsam, jetsam, and cosmic debris?

WARNING: I USE THE “S” WORD IN THIS ENTRY (and maybe a couple others).

Sooooo… I was counting on and excited about taking a trip to the dump today. Alas, it didn’t happen. In some families, the decision to take old computers and things to the glue factory may happen unilaterally. Not so here at the Landfill. And this was not just a neat little stack of laptops or the *two* Apple II+s we have hanging around. It is two giraffe-style iMacs and a vintage Power Mac (or whatever) from about 1997 with a big honking monitor and cpu tower (or whatever it is). Nothing even the slightest bit sexy about any of them. I know how hard it can be to get rid of stuff. That’s why I have so much crap to get rid of. But we are disagreeing about these computers.

The bag of old telephone components I packaged up didn’t constitute enough stuff to make a trip over to Ellsworth Road so I spent a large portion of the day bombing around with smoke coming out of my ears and faaaar outta my nostrils. I finally moved on, more or less, and got back to flinging the stuff that *belongs* to me (or has been neglected long enough the owner has probably forgotten it (or it is totally and irretrievably infested with rodent crap)). And yes, there is rodent crap. It is now not only in various corners of the Landfill Dungeon, it is present in most carefully packed boxes.

I am not steaming any more but I am on the warpath. I cannot clean up the shit if I have to move 10 tons of shit to get to it.

Inroads were also made in the little room formerly known as Lizard Breath’s bedroom. There is a bunk bed in there and, when the lovely Lizard tried to sleep on the top bunk last summer (her childhood friend Shuggy was sleeping on the carefully cleaned off bottom bunk), she found was accompanied by a 1950s era Nesco oven from the moldy old cabin at Houghton Lake, an implement of too much fun, and I forget what else. Lots o’ stuff up there. Two empty bottles of Hennessy came outta that room but I doubt they had anything much to do with Lizard Breath…

This morning, our handy dandy Planet Ann Arbor garbage cart was EMPTY (and bleached out, thank you very much (you know who you are)). This afternoon it is full. I carefully left just enough room for the usual small amount of household garbage we generate during most weeks. Plus I bagged *seven* big trash bags of stuff to donate. Only the recycle bin has any room left in it and I’m working hard on filling that up.

I think I will go through the xmas stuff next. The last few years, we have barely managed to get a tree up and *find* our decorations, much less put them up in some kind of organized manner. This year, I am going to organize that stuff. I am gonna purge anything that is broken (we’ll never fix it) or disintegrating or so infested with rodent crap that it can’t be cleaned.

Oh hit Publish KW. You can always edit out the typos later.

3 Responses to “If we move to Gaylord can we get rid of all our old crud, corruption, flotsam, jetsam, and cosmic debris?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    It sounds like you have a PLAN and a lot of determination. Go for it!! P.S. I need to go through our games, our upstairs closet and our bonus room. I’m hoping for help from the girls when they are home. HA HA

  2. Pooh Says:

    Nice to see that you don’t make decisions to pitch unilaterally. Sorry your trip to the dump didn’t happen. Does A2 have a place that collects old electronics?

  3. kayak woman Says:

    The “dump” collects old computers and stuff for recycling. There’s a fee for dropping off monitors and old TVs. There are occasionally free drop-off sites but we keep missing them.