"Free" and "Dump" - two words that each represent compelling needs of our family. Together, they represent how I spent a chunk of my day.
Today was free dump day, so I spent the morning loading the van with broken tile and moldy counter tops and disintegrated cabinets from our remodel two years ago. This large pile of trash in the back yard represented two of my great failings, and it was good to finally get the big stuff taken out.
(The first great failing is just having a large pile of trash in the back yard. The trash was in the part of the yard that needs to be turned into our family vegetable garden - the other great failing.)
I wasn't able to get everything to the dump, but I got everything that was small enough to fit in the van and too big to go in the garbage can.
In theory, there's still time to do a fall/winter garden. I plan to recycle wood from the downed fence for raised beds. One problem we have, though, is that all of our water, including that from the hose bibs, is soft. Gardens tend to turn yellow and die with a steady diet of soft water, so we'll need to tap in to the water as it enters the house and create a non-soft water source.
What about you: What great failing of yours got resolved today?