Yesterday, I left work early and headed down to the hoarding house to start filling the 6 yard drop box. So far, I really like that size for a moderate cleanup effort. It is definitely better than the Bagster concept we toyed with for a smaller cleanup.
As I arrived the skies opened up hard, hard even for Portland. I have been remiss in not fixing a downspout-gutter problem off the patio and as the rain came down ever harder and harder the gutter overflowed and water went everywhere inside the patio and atop items set out. So, I need to get up on the roof (not my favorite places to be) and I need to throughly clean out the gutters for the house and patio cover that are jammed. This is a tedious project given the structure of the gutters and shields that are bolted in and quite rusty.
Picture within a few seconds of turning off the recording a bright flash and within a few seconds a loud crack of thunder. Would have impressive hey?
I did fill up over half of the 6 yard box with bags of garbage that has been staged for several weeks. The old rickety card tables with rotted legs and funky hinges went bye bye. The few remaining worthy card tables are being used as supports beneath plywood.
The electrician comes today to finish the wiring and lighting. The drop box will continue to be filled with debris. The back tent with it’s collapsing load needs to be attacked today. The gutters over the patio need to be cleaned. Stuff needs to start coming out of the boxes and onto tables for pricing. It will be a long day/night.
My team has ‘temporarily’ disappeared for various reasons, mostly injuries and burnout. Hopefully, they will regroup to help in various ways. I will do what I can this weekend.