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Dumpster Diving 101

Hey, Lucy, I said, “Want to watch me take my garbage to the dumpster?”

She was the only one outside with me, and I knew she would.

Of course, she did.

I raised the lid to find the entire dumpster full.

There was a gray plastic container with a lid that looked new.

It was not mine.

So I raised the lid.

Inside were a bunch of unopened, unwrapped toys.

So I attempted to lift the container.

My mistake. It weighed a ton.

I unloaded the toys into Lucy’s arms.

Teaching her Dumpster Diving 101.

When her arms were full, I put them into the yard.

Then I discovered something big and heavy.

It had a handle.

I pulled it out. It was a projector.

No cords.

Under the projector were three unopened

reams of paper! Score!

I told Lucy to go get me the two-wheel cart from the garage.

Told her it was red.

She ran for the garage.

Came back pulling the red wagon; close enough.

I left the projector on the porch in case any of my sons-in-law wanted one.

I was telling the story to my husband after the Easter company all left.

He said “Do you know who put it into our dumpster?”

It was one of my sons-in-law who obviously does not know me well.

Next time hopefully he will bring it straight to the porch.


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