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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by coppertop, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    If I lit a fire with paper in my back yard my neighbors would rise as a group and kill me slowly, in an environmentally conscious way.
  2. marchyman

    marchyman barely informed Supporter

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    Where? The place I use in San Mateo used to be $10/bankers box. The last time I went they'd bumped their price to around $13. $7 sounds great.
  3. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    So what exactly do you use to light a fire if you can't use paper?
  4. Wentwest

    Wentwest How's that work?

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    Berkeley Shreds on the frontage road next to 80. The website says it's now $8.
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  5. goD giB

    goD giB Long timer

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    When we moved in to our house I told her if I help her move out it'll be with a match.

    Since then I've acquired Enough tools that half of this mess is mine... But tools will survive a fire right?
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  6. goD giB

    goD giB Long timer

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    I used to have boxes like that until a leaky pipe liberated some space for me... Now, I throw everything except births deaths and marriages.
    All my photos are digitised and multi located.
    If the Mrs got the pip and sent me down the road without the kids: Aside from the vehicles and tools, I could move in one horse float... Hell I'd be happy enough to move out on my motorbike and start over.

    Things are just things.

    Doesn't stop her from complaining that the abundance of things is my fault.
    Well sure, she uses money I earned to buy things... I guess that's my fault.
  7. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer Supporter

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    When my wife went on a "we need more closet space" kick a few years ago I just quietly carried one or two items out to the trash on my way to my car each morning. I did this over the course of 3 or 4 weeks. Suddenly one day she noticed we had closet space. She's never once asked where any of that shit went.
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  8. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Bah, I use that crap to start my wood stove in the winter. Best use of junk mail ever.
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  9. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    There's places like that here, hell we have a shredder sitting in the corner gathering dust. The problem is I can't do it because there might be important stuff I'd just shred...her words, but she only peck at it here and there. Hell there's wedding presents we got over 3 years ago still just sitting around unused.
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  10. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Separated at birth

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    DAMHIK - If they say they "need to be the one doing the shredding because you'll mess it up" = there is some kind of OCD or mental illness at play that will eventually cause you to bulk dump it later when they cannot do the process.
  11. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    My junk mail, cardboard & excess paper goes to the recycler. Anything that can be recycled does.
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  12. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    A old boss gave me advice that every week when I took the trash to the curb to walk thru the house and grab a few things extra to throw away but her being home all the time makes it hard.

    It's coming to a point we need to rip the bandaid off and do a deep cleaning, I also have stuff i could get rid of to. The problem is we both accumulate stuff but i hit a point that i just go on a purge mode and chuck everything....she cant do that thou.
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  13. Cataract2

    Cataract2 Where to?

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    Oh, I certainly send tons of it to recycle. In the winter though, need some of that paper to start the wood stove when we use it. Otherwise the heat pump handles keeping things warm.
  14. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Yeah, but you shouldn't be recycling things like bank statements, bills you receive in the mail but pay online etc. Those things... well, they're for starting the BBQ.
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  15. davenowherejones

    davenowherejones short old guy

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    BBQ is the reason for poor air quality, especially if I am cooking.
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  16. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    No kiddin' ? :lol3 I shred that stuff myself.
  17. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    Start a fire, go "green" :-)
  18. Siorc

    Siorc Tiger Shark Supporter

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    Don't ask your wife to buy 9mm ammunition and sudafed for you on her Walmart run. Particularly not in the early 2000's when meth labs were everywhere. And particularly not when she's got a baby and a toddler with her.
    . . . the shopping list apparently caused some issues at checkout (I'll never live that one down).
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  19. oldgrizz

    oldgrizz Long timer Supporter

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    Ouch
  20. Rampage1967

    Rampage1967 Been here awhile

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    Mother says it will fit if you use the right storage cabinets.