Monday, September 17, 2007
Junk 'n Stuff
My two eldest and I did some clearing up in the garage the other day.
This was not an easy task considering that in order to get to the area to be cleared we had to climb over two huge hockey bags, (five?) hockey sticks, two enormous wooden crates (I would like to smack my eldest on his pointy little head for bringing those home…), about ten empty milk jugs (my bad…) and countless other items that could cause serious injury if you weren’t careful where you stepped. Boing! Rake meets face!
We collected all the bad chemical stuff that can’t put out in the recycle bins. I’ve called Toxic Taxi for pick-up. This is a free service offered by the city. (My tax dollars at work!)
I swear, some of the stuff we gathered up is over ten years old. If we used that old weed killer on the lawn we’d probably kill all the grass too.
I don’t even know what some of the crap is for.
Eldest kept saying, “I think we should keep this – you never know when you might need it.” (Again, fought the urge to clip him a good one.)
Rule of thumb: IF YOU HAVEN’T USED AN ITEM FOR TWO YEARS – OR EVEN ONE – THROW IT THE HELL OUT!
You know what’s scary? Seriously. We also had a old bag of fertilizer in there. I’ll bet if we’d combined it with some of the chemical stuff we found, we’d have had the makings of a b*mb. I’m not spelling THE word correctly – I don’t want to be subject to an investigation as a result of Internet surveillance.
(Hello? Official people? I have no intention of doing anything bad. I’m getting rid of it all…carefully.)
So, there you go. Joe Average (or in my case, Josephine Average) unwittingly and innocently could have the makings of a b*mb just ticking away in their garage.
Way too easy….