DSis talked last week of litterbugs, and picking up after them, and then! Taking the responsibility not to do so herself.
She also remarked about how I choose not to drink water from plastic water bottles. Mostly true. Wonderful Guy and I live in an area where water is tasty, and we fill our reusable bottles if we need portable water. When traveling, we will purchase a large 'jug-o-water' and refill the same. Makes more sense cents-wise, as well.
I didn’t always do this, but I have made my changes through the years. Like recycling papers (for a long time now), changing over to those funny looking light bulbs (pretty much all, except for the green ones to back light the scary birds at Halloween), and tossing all my jars and cans and plastics into the recycling bin, I come to understand what I can do, and then start doing.
I seriously would like to compost again, but just haven’t quite got the set-up to do so here, like I did successfully when I lived in central Missouri. Now there! I had brown stuff. Here, too much green stuff. Got to have a mix of both, you know.
Anyway. My point of this post, and I do have one….is last weekend, the Guy comes down from upstairs and says to me that he was looking for some picture frames and noticed the old computer equipment in the upstairs closet. He is all about moving out stuff that isn’t being used. Well. He is all about moving out stuff, clearing the space, making room. (Dearest Sister’s Mister and the Guy? Very similar in this regard! And DSis and I? Very similar in our mindset of keeping things that might be useful in the future. Which is why we opened Atomic Sisters!)
So Wonderful Guy’s idea is to trash it all. And I say ‘We cannot!! Old computer equipment must be handled differently, and cannot just be taken to the landfill. Components with heavy metals! Leaching into the groundwater! Doo-oom! Dee-spair!’
So Wonderful Guy’s next idea is for me to figure out what to do with two desktop towers, a printer, 2 keyboards, an external harddrive, blah blah blah.
Today? We are going to the county recycling place (from 9-1, third Saturday only) and paying 0.35/lb (cash only!) to dispose of it all ‘properly’. And also, for a clean conscience.
One other thing. Wonderful Guy knows full well that the spare photo frames are in the other spare bedroom closet. This stuff was in the closet where I stash Christmas gifts I buy through the year.
I think he might have been snooping!