There’s a not-insignificant pile of trash in my driveway. It’s been there for a good few weeks and recently I’ve added a lot to it.
The cycle of acquisition, usage, and eventual discarding is depressing. And mildly concerning. But what are you going to do?
My wife and I are remodeling, you see. Two bathrooms and a laundry room. I could get into it but let’s just say it’s a whole thing. A project like that brings trash. Notably, the busted up cabinetry, fixtures, drywall, etc. that were part of the rooms before.
We’ve also been remodeling my mother-in-law’s house. She has renters these days. Well, by “these days” I mean “as of two weeks ago”. That house, I tell you, needed work. A good deal of work before it was anything resembling move in ready. Guess what that took.
And it all needs to get picked up and hauled away. We’ve reused and donated what we could. The rest gets picked up tomorrow and we’ll never see it again. The cycle of acquisition, usage, and eventual discarding is depressing. And mildly concerning. But what are you going to do?
We’ve taken the opportunity to add to it anything that we needed to be rid of. It does feel good to purge. To pare away. To donate what people will take. To sell what people will buy.
The challenge now is to keep this from all happening again in a few years. Wish me luck.