It's Springtime in Salt Lake City and you know what that means...city clean-up. It's a proud junking tradition here in Zion. The gutters are lined with gold, just waiting to be picked up, hosed off and proudly displayed. You were promised down and dirty in this blog so here it is.
There are some finer points to retrieving that special treasure form the side of the road. Not all junk is good junk. To wit: old mattress: bad junk. Vintage TV tray: good junk.
Television: bad junk. Wheelbarrow: good junk. Are you getting the non-digital picture?
Some junk may require more love than other junk. Like this broken chair. Examine chair for sturdiness. You can cut off the top half with the missing spindles, paint it a fun color and oila! You have a handy dandy stool.
After a quick hosing, this picket fence is going right to my shop. It will be a whimsical addition to the garden display.
It's a race against time before the orange trucks arrive to haul everything off to the landfill. Remember, these trucks are bigger than you so it's usually not worth it to pick a fight over that broken chair. Just get over it and move on to the next pile.