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Forum topic by Clarkie posted 09-07-2015 01:40 PM 735 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-07-2015 01:40 PM

Yesterday my wife and I were out , headed for Harbor Freight. The front road access was being worked on, so the trail led around the back of the building and into the parking lot through the other side. I turned the corner, and there dead ahead sticking up in the green dumpster was a Harbor Freight toolbox. A nice 9 drawer unit, not damaged, but thrown in there with other stuff. Dug it out and the only thing wrong with it was the top had been jammed shut and would not open. So, being a man of mechanical means, I took a piece of aluminum I had in the truck and wedged it open. It immediately took on the shape it should have had, and allowed the drawers to open and close properly. Inside the top was a set of keys for the lock, and they worked fine. Don’t tell me “dumpster diving” is a thing of the past…lol. Have fun, make some dust.

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#1 posted 09-07-2015 03:01 PM

Close to 30% of the plantings in our yard were free, (minus the labor to dig and replant them) most came from remodeling projects I worked on. Many, (creeping, climbing roses, sedum, irises and daylilies) came from the side of the road. I have a couple hostas I found in the woods near a cranberry bog reservoir.

-- I meant to do that!

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