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December 21, 2012

Winter Solstice

Filed under: Uncategorized — urbandumpsterdiver @ 8:49 pm

Well ladies and gentleman, we’re all still alive, no destruction of the earth. It’s just plain cold here where I am. The wind certainly has a bite.

Found an entire box tonight of chips. The bulk of the big bags are going to the local church/food bank. The smaller chips are going along with us on our road trip to our house near the coastline.

We found about 6 pairs of new sunglasses (Disneyland and Barbie brand) for the little ones.

The grape and orange soda will go to the younger ones. We found a 12 pack of the non-name brand a few nights ago.

On another note. Tonight on the way back from the store this young kid had a neon green sign that said Yard sale in big letters. So we stopped. He was about 9-10 years old. Cutest darn kid you’d ever see. His little hair was so blond it was white. He had some VHS tapes, a game set, a boombox and a small color TV for sale. The only thing we really needed was a TV. He wanted $5 for the TV. He probably wanted to sell it as he’d gotten a new one for Xmas.

My husband looked at him askance and said in a teasingly way, does this thing work? Oh yes sir, in fact I’ll let you have it for $4. We both said sold! Brought it up, hooked up the digital box converter I’d purchased 4 years ago and we get a few measly channels. I don’t have Cable TV as I watch most of my shows online. So now I have a few news channels and I can watch my favorite show nightly, Seinfeld. I know, I know, the show is old but I still love it. I’ve watched every episode a gillion times and I still love the show.

All in all a good winter solstice night indeed.






  1. Sir? What a respectable young man. Goodwill often has TVs like that for $3, half that on certain days.

    Comment by Ryu — December 22, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

  2. Ryu – he was a REAL sweetheart. He didn’t have a coat on. I kept telling him to grab a coat as you could tell he was cold. He was in front a few sort of run down trailers. Now I wonder if he was selling whatever he could to get Christmas money. Hard to say. I’m going to drive by there in a couple of days. If he’s really helping out his Momma in any way and they need help, we’re going to do what we can to help them.

    Comment by urbandumpsterdiver — December 22, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

  3. OH MY small TV in a sale that is amazing..most people here are hoarding those..reason being..the kids use them. Well if they have a VCR slot even better. I had about 5 or 6 people wanting the one we had when I sold out of our old house. I said NOPE..not for sale. Yes I sure hope you check that kid out because I would say he was probably trying to make extra money. Hope you and HUBBY have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Stay safe and warm..

    PS I never could get my converter box to work. Darn thing..wouldn’t pick up much.. we are in a DEAD zone I heard later on. hmmmm

    Comment by CAROL — December 23, 2012 @ 9:48 am

  4. Have a good Christmas UDD! I’ll bet you have some good dumpstering in the next few weeks.

    Comment by Ryu — December 23, 2012 @ 10:26 pm

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