I will admit… I was nervous posting yesterday’s messy garage post. Showing my garage in its current state was a little unnerving!
But I braved it for a reason. Mess is normal. And I think it’s important to show the chaos that inspires the improvements we make.
A few of you asked about the ultimate red metal rack dumpster find that I posted yesterday.
Oh trust me… when I spotted it beside these dumpsters on a work day, a glorious chorus from the Heavens transpired. I dropped my tools in mid flight, and hopped through my version of a flower filled meadow (dumpster back 40) in slow motion (speed ticket territory) towards the junky love of my life.
I even put down my coffee. That takes a LOT.
And it was RED! I LOVE red.
But this big lug was… big. I eyed my truck, and being eternally grateful I didn’t have the canopy on that particular day, (what are the chances?!) I summoned the help of two strong guys working in the bays.
“How are you gonna get this home?!”
“In my truck!”
“What are you gonna use it for?”
“You’d better take the side roads…”
Always do anyway. Because that’s the best way to find other junk of course. And have time to stop for it. Highways do not cut it for junking.
I didn’t much care at this point. It WAS coming home, even if I had to hand drag it home uphill on 4 toboggans in the dark during a snowstorm.
I even had that figured out.
A little nylon rope to the rescue. I love firetruck manufacturers. They have everything you need. (including strong guys with questions)
The rack was tied on all four corners for no chance of moving even an inch. Trucks are wonderful for that, they have all these embedded hooks and things inside the boxes for doing just this. Thank-you truck box makers for making this moment possible.
We are all set!
Now comes the cringe part. Do you feel the guilt creep up inside you as you tote yet another ‘thing’ home you have absolutely no room for?
Because then it sat for 7 months. SEVEN MONTHS my next door neighbour (sorry Janette) had to stare at it from their own back yard. That just can’t be right… wasn’t it just last month?! But my iPhone showed these photos in November. My how time flies… (sorry Janette)
We often stall when we don’t have a home for something. I slap my hand all the time, reminding myself I don’t have to have everything I find. But because this rack could serve so many purposes, and the price was right, (free always works) I allowed myself the luxury this round. You just need ‘stock’ in order to create.
I mean, this could be a kid’s headboard, a garden feature, or… even use it for what it is, a storage rack. Imagine.
Ohhhh, what I could do with a barn styled storage shed out back… I’d bet my neighbours would even be desperate enough to donate just to get the crap out of their sight.
What would you use this beauty for?
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