The first Dumpster

I’d thought that a 30 yard dumpster would suffice but that was not to be the case. Two refrigerators, two sofas, six mattress sets, several desks, numerous nightstands and a lot of assorted junk later and the tip was overflowing.

Dumpster one

As soon as we got the back yard cleared, more trash from the interior filled the void. This particular heap of furniture was great fun because it required heaving these brocade monsters from the second floor balcony.

Next load

At least some of the rooms are looking and smelling better. This room had two dog stained carpets which were providing the sweet scent of Ode de Pooch. Now that they’re gone, the fug is receding.

Post office

In our digging, we also found many treasures including these two pixies that would be well suited for a Stephen King movie.


Stay tuned for the next chapter where we have high and futile hopes that a second 30 yard dumpster will have the last of the junk cleared.

Author: Glenn

I'm a 5' 8" tall ape descendant with an interior design degree and a love for antiques and vintage architecture. I recently escaped from the IT world to follow my dreams and a beautiful damsel who shares my love of old buildings no matter how much dust is involved.

5 thoughts on “The first Dumpster”

  1. Made a lot of progress in the last three days! I have to thank Becky (my friend and sister from another mother) for volunteering to help. I was amazed on day one to find 1/2 the dumpster already filled when I got to the site. Can’t thank you enough Becky for all your help, you are a super hero!!

  2. May this undertaking bring you both an understanding of each other and your new home!

  3. Really cool spot! Looking forward to seeing the progress and visiting in the near future!!

  4. As a scrounger myself, I’m wondering how much people(other scroungers) would have walked away with. And keep the cost of your dumpster down. Hehehe!

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