In a rare change of form, we're posting in real time! We couldn't help it after today.
Twice a year in our city, the government holds the sacred event that is Mayor's Cleanup Week. During this week, you can set out ANYTHING (well, not anything, but a lot of things...) for pickup... for free.
|One side of the pile.|
Yes, people can take your stuff before the city does. In fact, the city counts on it! Every other MCUW we've had since living here, I have been a curb trawler, patrolling the refuse and detritus of the good citizens of this city looking for a score. I have come out ahead in just about every one of them. This time was supposed to be different. I swore I would not fall to temptation and pick up things. "ONLY GET RID OF THINGS!" I told myself.
Did I stick to the plan...?
First, that was A LOT of stuff to take out to the curb, on a warm day. That pile includes (but is not limited to) three doors(!), a big pile of wood in various stages of rot, and nine full sheets of drywall. Normally I like to drink my dark, malty, hoppy, pretentious homebrews. Today, after working in the hot sun, I had to go for the watery, refreshing classic...
...Speaking of classic beers, I did not adhere to my promise not to take anything in, but you will clearly see I had no choice. My wonderful neighbor asked me to help bring some things down to the curb for him. One of them was the following:
Later, he asked for my help moving something in his basement. When he saw that I liked the clock above, he asked if I wanted the next three (fully functional) pieces...
These were pictured on a messy table, but all of them work and move! These pieces all rotate by the heat of the light bulb in them. They have little fans above the bulb that must work by heated air rising up and forcing the components to turn. Just astonishing.
And here, anticlimactically, is the rest of the stuff. Including my very awesome rickety table.
As of this writing (4:33 PM) much of the stuff has been taken. So far, we have lost the drywall, the metal shelf, some flower pots, all three doors, metal poles, birdcage (from previous owners) and most of the good wood. Look for an edit to see what else gets picked up this week.
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Here are the beer signs with lights.