Neither rain, nor cold we keep me from my appointed round to the local landfill.
I love the landfill! Its very organized with individual dumpsters for different types of junk. There's this wonderful feeling of satisfaction with dumping a contractor bag full of junk into the dumpster and watching it get smooshed. I love it! For bulk stuff, you get to heave the items into really big dumpsters situated below a wall. Its like your very own little world of stress relief. The big burly guys who work there always try to help me toss my stuff, but I wave them off. That's the fun part and dammit I'm gonna toss it in the bin!
I had two runs to the landfill, the second being some dry wall that we had in the very back of the back room (for some reason), and to make it fit in the RAV I had to break it up. If you've never broken dry wall, I highly suggest buying a huge sheet of it, leaning it against a wall and karate kicking it. It breaks really easy and makes you feel invincible. I also got to toss in the huge glass screen door pane, but I was totally disappointed that it didn't shatter in a zillion pieces. Even when I purposefully tossed the dry wall on it... nothing. Now that's glass!
Next it was a drive over to Salvation Army with a huge contractor bag of clothes and purses, and then off to Starbucks... because its Starbucks and I needed Starbucks... seriously, I have to explain that?
On the way home I went to Lowes, where I bought the last two plastic (edible) shelving units... which means I have to go scout out another Lowes for more. One major complaint with Lowes: your self check-out needs one of those scanner wand things. All of the other stores have them, so I have no idea why you don't... do you know how hard it is to scan a huge plastic shelf? Well, it looked really hard because the guy in charge of the self checkout had to do it twice.
By the time I got home it was now POURING rain, so the only thing I could do (other than nap) was continue purging the back room and minimizing the kitchen counter stuff, so that's what I did... and frankly as I was working in the back room the only thing that came to mind was: "On this episode of Hoarders... Penny suffers a hernia and goes insane". I did manage to make enough room to put up the two new shelves and stock them with boxes.
Did I mention it was POURING rain? Yep, for hours, and hours, and hours, and frankly when the water level in the back yard was getting alarmingly high... I wondered if Katia was ahead of schedule (apparently we're getting Lee... which needs to go to Texas), and we were getting a rather disturbing amount of water coming into the outside back porch... duh because I had accidentally knocked the drain pipe off the back gutter, so I went out in the POURING rain to fix that.
During the POURING rain, Meeshka decided that she wanted to stay out in it and dig for grubs, taking a break once in a while to bang on the door to come in, shake her mud everywhere, then go back out. So it was generally a few hours of moving heavy boxes, getting showered with wet husky, moving heavy boxes, more husky shower, Loki wanting out, then in, then out, then in, drying feet, and finally Sam joined the grub hunt and it was three soaked huskies versus me. Whoot.
I gave up and did some Angry Birds relaxation, read (Dick Cheney's book... which is really good so far), and watched some tv. Sometime in the middle of the night I woke up and saw an infomercial for a chair-like device with handles that you sit in and wiggle around and tone your midsection. I was a bit disturbed by the claim that kept scrolling at the bottom, and yes, in the middle of the night I got up and took a picture of it: