200 pounds


We’ve been purging over the last two days. Purging the cottage, that is. I won’t go into details about what has been removed, but it’s almost all junk, and The Guru managed to stack the back of the Explorer full, and we drove it to the “Transfer Station.” They weigh you, your vehicle, and the junque before and after you dump, and that’s how they charge you. We dumped 200 lbs—which cost $14 and change—and we are so happy to be rid of it!

This exercise once again reveals some of the contours of the back, or utility, porch (not yet swept in this photo). The blue cabinet was always called the canning cabinet by Mom, but we never did canning up here, so we only had empty jars and the like in it. When she and Dad lived here year-round, I’m sure it was then stacked carefully with multicolored full Mason jars—food for the long winter, you know.


  1. kayak woman says:

    The swim noodles are a nice touch.

  2. Sammy says:

    We believe in retaining the most colorful items (for the next purging, perhaps?).