Ever stare at your old electronics, feel terribly guilty for having the electronic waste, but feeling even guiltier for putting it in the landfill so you don’t throw it away but leave it in the basement to collect dust forever?
I don’t do that anymore… except when I visit my parents. Which, by the way, greetings from Ohio!!
Since I spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in Oregon, and I doubt I’ll traveling back to Ohio anytime in 2013, I decided to take a quick trip to Cincinnati to see the fam. I had a couple of housekeeping tasks to take care of (yes, even though I’ve been out of Ohio since 2006).
Task 1: Sell some of grandma’s quilt books. She went through all of her quilt books last year and I took them off her hands (intending to sell them). I thought she’d be more likely to get rid of them if I took them away. So I did. Aren’t I a nice granddaughter. There were a lot of quilt books. I immediately sold some, then the rest I left at my parents’.
Task 2: Try to clean up anything else I’ve left behind.
Today I gathered all of the old video game consoles: Nintendo, Original Game Boy, Super Nintendo, Game Cube, Nintendo 64, Play Station, Play Station 2. Gathered the myriad controllers that go with the systems. And got a random monitor. I packed two boxes of quilt books. The electronics went to best buy. Best Buy recycles most electronics and cables completely free, which is awesome. Then I sold the books for $45. I’m quite please with myself.
Tomorrow my brother and I are going to see Rise of the Guardians. My cough is finally almost gone, so I (probably) won’t ruin anyone’s movie experience.