Friday, June 30, 2006


A couple of nights ago, the body corp committee decided it was time to clear the basement of 'junk' and put it out for a pre-arranged hard rubbish collection. People put some quite good items in the recycling room, but there was also a lot of crap.

I can recall scoring a superior washing basket to the one we had, but I replaced it with our old one and that one was taken by someone else. There was an electronic keyboard. I took it and once established that it worked ok, put it away and never used it again. Yes, I can play a piano a bit. It will probably end back in the recycling room.

But most of it is junk, mattesses, four ok bicyles, furniture, failed electric appliances, doors, plastic is a long list.

Five of us carried it all out, for around and hour and a half, so there was quite a bit of stuff.

The basement is empty now. It is huge, the footprint of the building almost. It does not have proper lighting or proper ventialation and it is damp. Because of this, it can't really be used for anything. It contains only a couple of pumps which I reckon Workcare could easily have banned to service. There were tools and paint there too but they have been moved elsewhere.

The basement is empty and the new building manager will not have general access to it. Hopefully, we won't have to repeat the excercise.

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