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oh dear.
I started cleaning up the study, formerly Wolfie's computer room.

There are a bunch of desktop boxes in there, and a LOT of components and cables, some in the package. I don't have the time or energy to photograph anything I think might be worth saving, but if any of you think you want to go through a contractor garbage bag full of computer stuff, I'll save it for you.

Here's the catch: you have to speak up before 0730 tomorrow. If there's radio silence between now and then, it's going out to the curb. If someone wants it, I'll even go through it and separate the computer stuff from the actual trash. (Nothing gooey, just paper trash.)

I also have four or five boxen in various states of taken apart and a CRT monitor I'm not sure works. That stuff is going out back of the house till Mom gets home from Calgary and can accompany me to the landfill to dump it all. It's not going to rain this week AFAIK, and this stuff won't be going to the landfill till the 11th, but I have no idea what the week after Labor Day will bring, nor can I promise that the local critters won't pee on it, so again, speak up fast if you want any of this stuff.

And if you do want it, any of it, you need to make arrangements to get it ASAP. I'm not having this stuff hang around; that's how I got into this situation in the first place.

To recap: Contractor garbage bag full of random computer components, some in package, some not; may or may not be worth a shit. Deadline to claim is 0730, Tuesday, Aug 31.

Several boxen in various states of taken apart, will be outside exposed to the elements and critter pee because I have no room to store them indoors. Deadline to claim and retrieve is Saturday, September 11.

Don't all speak at once.

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athauglas From: athauglas Date: August 31st, 2010 07:11 am (UTC) (base camp)
I dunno what kind of facilities you have out there, and am at a point in my collection were I'm only looking for vintage stuff (like '93 at the very newest)... but it would be really good if you could take all that e-junk to a recycling depot or some equivalent for safe disposal. Lots of plastics, heavy metals, and toxic materials that shouldn't be sitting in a normal dump if at all possible ;}
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 31st, 2010 11:28 am (UTC) (base camp)
I misspoke. The boxes will be going to a transfer station, and Waste Management is picking up the bags. If I had the time and facilities to do that to the rest I would, but really, I'm more or less dealing with the aftermath of a minor hoarder here.

Also, if I don't deal with it NOW, while I have the momentum, it won't get dealt with, and I won't have the use of that space. I have my own issues with getting overwhelmed by the mess, so I have to act while I have the urge. I'm finding masses of artwork, and no idea what to do with any of it, except to marvel at how really talented he was, and miss him all over again.

Edited at 2010-08-31 12:59 pm (UTC)
beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: September 1st, 2010 02:49 am (UTC) (base camp)
Want a 486 Dell Laptop?
msmemory From: msmemory Date: August 31st, 2010 11:46 am (UTC) (base camp)
"not going to rain" depends very much on the track of Hurricane Earl, which may come our way or be pushed out to sea. Check your favorite newscast or The Weather Channel for prognosis.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 31st, 2010 11:55 am (UTC) (base camp)
I guess people need to speak and act quickly if they want those chassis, then, huh?
beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: September 1st, 2010 02:50 am (UTC) (base camp)
A guy at school turned one of my old CRT monitors into a lizard habitat. :) It was pretty cool.

Good luck getting rid of stuff! I'm a hoarder too, so I totally feel for you.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 1st, 2010 02:56 am (UTC) (base camp)
There's just no storage in this house, and apparently not enough garbage cans. I'm getting better at dealing with stuff, though, slowly but surely.
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