Aug 1, 2017

This Bud's for you

Our deck guard, with a variety of watchposts.

 
Thanks for the suggestions but our services here offer no options.  They don't take electronics and even if they did, 40# is the pickup limit.  We don't even have curbside recycling like surrounding communities, and need to take our items to a center, which we do. But not one of my seven "environmentalist" neighbors will get off their lazy asses to do so.  Once a year we have a recycling event (out of town) and they weigh the items.  Very few people show.  Her old 21" TV cost $97.50, this one is 36" old style and is well over 100# (lots of lead!) so it will cost several hundred dollars to dispose off.  Ridiculous.  Best Buy will pick it up for $100 charge.  If you purchase a 50" or larger TV and have it delivered, they will remove the old one for $15.  A good deal but the 50" is more than she can afford, but so is the disposal fee.  Delivery for a smaller size would be $70 + the $15 removal.  I guess the best deal.  It's always something.  Maybe because I have Roseanne Rosannadanna's hair.
 
Wasn't that a great tip - put the Thread Heaven ball in a twist up lipstick tube?  I believe the craft store has empty tubes for making your own lip balm.  But I can also clean out an old chap stick.  Perfect!  Will still cut a slit in it for the thread to slide through, easy on off cap, handy, don't have to handle the material.  Now all I have to do is want to stitch. Tsk tsk tsk.

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8 comments:

JustGail said...

Last time I dropped things off at Best Buy (nothing so large as what you have though) I was charged, but then given a store gift card for that amount. If they pick up, they may not though. And that was several years ago I got rid of things, they've probably changed their whole process by now.

And yes, the tip about putting the Thread Heaven into an old lip balm tube is wonderful!

Frances N said...

Bud has everything under control! He's at his watchpost! Too cute!
Your photos are so nice! You do a great job with your camera!
Too bad about those tv prices. Someone commented on your earlier post that you can sit things at the street and someone will ride by and take it! That happens here all the time. If you're able to drag it out there, it's worth a try.

Pam in IL said...

Love the tip to use an old lip balm tube for the Thread Heaven. Something I never would have thought of. Bud is a great watchcat!

Ms Peppercorn said...

How does another state like South Carolina have an electronics drop off twice a year in each county that is free while PA has nothing and the taxes here are higher? No wonder people are evacuating the area. I keep hearing there are no qualified people not on drugs to fill positions in this Tri-state area (pittsburgh/Ohio/West Virginia) yet our career politicians can't seem to figure out how to keep folks from leaving. Duh!

Jacqueline said...

All the talk about going green, recycling, saving our planet, etc and yet you are not offered reasonable means of doing it. Now that is sad. Our trash removal company here is great and provides huge bins on wheels for us. We don't even have to sort the paper, glass, tin, etc. they even do that.

Hope your stitching mojo comes back soon I love seeing your projects.

kelley said...

You could try listing it on Freecycle...I got rid of one that way...some guy that fixes TVs came and got it...glad Carol decided to put off the gallbladder surgery,especially since it was her first episode...I have a coworker who's going on 8 years since they recommended surgery...her change in diet made all the difference...

love seeing Bud so happy outside keeping watch...my two would love to be outside, but it's not happening...

Cricket-bug Corner said...

lip stick tube - brilliant!

cheryl j said...

Have you tried Freecycle.org? Maybe someone would come and pick it up for parts or to tinker on

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