Thursday, June 13, 2013

Happy Birthday - Dumpster Days

 Happy Birthday Kathy-
June 19, in just 6 days I'll be even more ancient.
Guess what my husband got me --
a dumpster.  

There's a theme here.
He's SO kind and considerate.
At the old place he gave me a set of THREE trash cans
really big ones-   matching  too,
and they had wheels 
to make it easier for ME to take the trash to the curb.
Wow, what a guy.

He's not being original this year,
we had a dumpster once before at the old place
before we moved.  A whole house cleaning
after accumulating 20 years of stuff.

 These are  all non recyclables and some of his 
construction trash that is not usable- old drywall and the like,
 an old ping pong table that is no good,
     broken toys,  really just crap that has been 
stored in the house since the kids left.


There is one thing that is staying.
He salvaged an old drainboard sink, 
just like the one we salvaged for our kitchen.
This one will go into a potting shed eventually.
  That's the real prize!


Carolyn said...

I'd LOVE it if my husband brought home a dumpster! Nothing like a huge, blue steel reminder of all the crap you need to throw out!

Gorges Smythe said...

Hey, pragmatism can be romantic! Can't it? ;-)

Sunnybrook Farm said...

The only gift better than that is if he had rolled in one that was full of good junk! Just a joke, well kind of, junk is good.

Susie said...

Hi Kathy, Happy Birthday for the 19th, mines on the 20th!!!!!!! Susie x

Candy C. said...

Happy early birthday! I hope he gets you something else too! LOL!!
Good job saving that sink, it will be perfect for a potting bench!

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

I'm writing a novel, and there's a place in it where a guy tries to get a girl to break-up with him by buying her a girdle and a box of Dexatrims for Christmas.

Count your blessings!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Oh thank you all-
Yahoo- yes, I suppose that is much better; however, I could probably us them.

Getting rid of junk IS good and we need to do this ever 12 years or so.

Susie- happy soon to be birthday to you too!

All- the sink is really great. It is a little more of a challenge in the kitchen because you don't have two bowls- one to wash, the other to rinse but I just clean off everything and stack it on one side. Wash and stack on the other, drain and then rinse everything if we have lots to wash. No Dishwasher that works, don't think we will replace it either.

Hopefully my house will breath a sign of relief once we have completed the clean out.

Unknown said...

That's what I call true love....:) My husband needs to get me one too...but I'm putting this off as long as possible...:) Have a great weekend and happy Birthday!

Manny said...

LOL!!! Happy birthday! Not exactly the ideal birthday present, but I guess it makes you happy. :)

Carrie P. said...

whoa! that is a big dumpster. I think you all are going to be busy.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Dumpster is basically FULL, half is from construction trash but the other half is ours and we didn't do the attic!