We usually have to go to the dump at least once a year. Somewhere around the middle of the year, the stuff that grows around the Big House (which I call psuedo bushes) needs to be trimmed. I chop it all down, load it into Ishmael (another story) and haul it to the dump.
In the past I’ve gone to the dump by myself since usually during growing/mowing season, David is elsewhere. I will tell you that it makes me feel very self-sufficient to drive up to the top of Garbage Mountain, empty the truck and drive back down. It’s also stinky. Very stinky.
Minutes before we left to take David to the airport the last time, we found that one of the windows in the big house had blown out in the storm the night before.
Well it was a two person job to get it into the truck bed and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to get it out of there myself. So I cut down the psuedo bushes and loaded them on top of the window in the bed of the truck. Then I asked Geoff if he could help me unload it at the dump. He said yes.
The scariest part of going to the dump, is driving up to the top of Garbage Mountain. It’s basically a one lane road. There are always garbage trucks and other vehicles unloading at the top. I’m always worried I’ll encounter one on the way to the top, or (even scarier) on the way down when I’m on the outside. But, oddly, I never have.
When you get to the top, the vista is garbage-y. And stinky. Very stinky.
Geoff backed the truck up and we began to unload.
With two of us, the job was finished in no time at all. Which is good because, while I’m pretty good at not breathing and still functioning, the dump takes a little longer than I can hold my breath and so I had to smell that stinky place.
Something I’ve never understood is how the guys who work up there can sit on their equipment and EAT in that stench. This trip, there were a couple of Asplundh trucks. They were just sitting there and looked like they were taking a break. I know I could find some much nicer (and more fragrant) places to take my break!
In any case, while I’m pretty self-sufficient and can do the dump alone if I have to, I’m really blessed that Geoff will help me with stuff like that. Thanks, Geoff!