You know me, I just can’t stop looking in and around dumpsters. I have, however limited myself to only one dumpster per day, and one circle around the apartment dumpsters per week. My method seems to be working because my “free to me’s” just keep on coming!
Last week I did however have a “creepy” experience, no I didn’t come upon the man in the dumpster like I did earlier in the year. You can read all about my friendly encounter in “Le Comprehensive Guide to Dumpster Diving Part Un”.
I pulled up to my favorite dumpster, and this was sitting right outside of it. Of course, the first thought that went through my head was, “maybe I will find a head, or some creepy body part in there, not sure I want to open it”.
Well, I did anyhow, and I did find something really CREEPY!!!! Tons of baby pictures, old baby pictures. Now who would do this? And what sort of sicko would think about the sicko that threw these out, then throw them into her van because the frames were really cool.
But this was the weirdest part, there was a big accordion file folder, stuffed with photos, assumably of the same person, I didn’t look at all of them, it is was like looking through someone’s personal files, and well, I do have my standards. But here is the weirdest part, someone had set the thing on fire, then maybe changed their mind and put it out. It was all charred on the edges, and some of the pictures were all stuck together. Then they had thrown the whole lot into this really nice CEDAR lined chest. I thought about looking up the guy in the pictures and telling him I found his pictures. (There was some kind of award from High School with his name on it. It was local). But then I thought that would be even creepier. Maybe he threw them in there, maybe his ex-wife or girlfriend did. Who knows why people throw out the things they throw out. But one thing is for sure, they do not want a phone call from me saying I found their stuff that they just threw out and would they like it back? O.K. too creepy.
And just to keep things interesting, here is the rest of the loot I scored this week from just a few dumpster dives:
This uber cool desk with a plank top!
This mirror with a lovely sticker collection……
And just today……This headboard and footboard, that I am thinking will make a very nice bench….
Hope your pickings were good this week too. (and you didn’t find anything creepier than what I found…..)