Thursday, September 23, 2010

Abby Versus The Garbage Compactor

Many years ago my parents gifted us with their old garbage compactor when they were redoing their kitchen. This compactor is one of my favorite appliances. I will shed tears if it ever dies. Our town "dump" charges $2.00 per bag of garbage. You can imagine how much garbage a family of seven makes, even with recycling and composting. The compactor takes a week's (or more) worth of trash and smashes it to the size of a small kitchen garbage can; saving us hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars over the years. You can also imagine that after a few weeks time it gets quite grungy and smelly. This week, Abby was assigned to clean the compactor. A few minutes after giving her the instructions, I came upstairs to find this:

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