Sunday, August 06, 2006

Yet Another Dump Run

Up to 86 bags, AND we got a couch down in the basement. Taking up all the space we just cleared. Our neighbors are moving and gave us this couch. The kids are elated. It's a couch which pulls out to a bed, and they played on the bed for at least an hour when we just got it.

Showing one of our many dump runs, I wish I had kept track of how many times I made them already. The people at the dump are starting to hide when my van appears, I wonder why. Last time he asked me (paraphrased) 'Where the heck are you getting all this crap?' I smiled and said 'Seven kids and eight years of basement neglect.'


Annelies said...

Bart zag de foto's van julie kelder en ik vertelde hem over de plannen die jullie er mee hadden... Nu heeft ie een vraag aan jullie: of jullie hem willen adopteren... Pleeaaaaaaaaaaase...?

Cheryl said...

Karen, you have inspired me to begin my own clean up. I only have 4 children & not as much in my basement but today we took two loads to our local shop that takes donations. Next week: the dump!

Thank you for tackling your pile so that I could get motivated to tackle mine!!

O_Scientist said...

LOL, Annelies, sure, send him over.

And Cheryl, I am glad I inspired you. When I started this process, I considered putting up pictures, but almost was too embarrassed to do so. I decided that I wanted to do it anyway, to show people 'This was BAD and she still did it' in the hope that they would realize that they could do their basement /whatever too.

So I am happy that my stories/ pictures have inspired me to start on yours. Saving the world, one basement at a time ^^


Anonymous said...

Okay, now I've started too :-)

I'm going to start counting bags of >>junk<< that I throw out, donate, get out of my house too. And so far it's TWO!



O_Scientist said...

Woohoo!!! Another convert.

I am up to 88 bags now. But today seems to be go study day instead of cleanup day ^^