There’s a phrase for people like this.

Oh, dear. I’ve got a new paying gig. And as happens so often when I get involved in things like this, I’m wondering if I bit off (Cliché filter).

Remember those fine folks I mentioned before, who moved away and abandoned a bunch of dogs? Well, they also abandoned a bunch of trash. Lots and lots of trash.
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So much trash, that the owners hired a very large dumpster. And a merely medium-sized dope to fill it.

I took a bunch of pictures this afternoon, forgetting that Wildblue still has me on time-out. It’s incredible to me that people would make such a mess of their own home, but I don’t know why. It’s not as though I haven’t seen it before.

Of course I don’t usually have to clean up after them.
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Piles of broken glass. Multiple piles of broken glass, often mixed with dirt so the only way to clean it up is to shovel it up dirt and all. This makes wheelbarrows heavy, and old one-legged guys unhappy.

Did I mention this property is 40 acres, and that these people managed to despoil much of it?
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I’m sure you have this problem all the time, right? When you’ve filled your burn barrel with incombustible garbage, what do you do? And of course I’m sure you choose the most pragmatic option: Dump it out in the yard and start again. Over and over.
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I’m a scrounger, and a bit of a slob. Sometimes I get down on myself because parts of my yard reflect these facts. But on my worst day, I’m not white trash.

It’s gonna be a long week or two.

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8 Responses to There’s a phrase for people like this.

  1. Ben says:

    Welcome back to the world of the gainfully employed.

  2. MJR says:

    I to am a bit of a slob but never on my worst day would I leave a mess like that. At least there is the silver lining of silver.

  3. Matt says:

    Been there, done that, in that particular neck of the woods. Windy days are good because it blows the stench and soot away. Windy days to do it also suck because of the dust and pollen. Oh well, it is honest work.

  4. coloradohermit says:

    Well, the timing seems good for something to entertain you while you’re on frustratingly slow internet. Do we need to bleg to get your internet service upgraded?

  5. Kentucky says:

    Good to see you have a “job” for a while, one that will improve the neighborhood.

    What has been done about the abandoned critters? That’s a sad situation.

  6. Joel says:

    The dog situation is more complex than I knew. They’re not around that property at the moment, but I’m told there’s no evidence they were rounded up. It’s all tied up with that lowlife puppy mill operator I’ve alluded to in the past – in odd ways, he seems to still be around and involved. POA board members speak of him in tones that are not entirely admiring.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I feel for ya re: the garbage. We will be picking up glass and bottle caps here prob until we stop renting the place. Thats right, we are paying to be able pick to pick up trash… No bare feet alowwed in our lawn! Glad to hear about your income stream.

  8. Nothing wrong with making money. Be a whole lot easier with a small front end loader. 😉

To the stake with the heretic!