Hope in Dumpsters: Digging In

First 2 Days | Rules | A Look Around

Over the course of the first two days of her time, Bobbie Hope has managed to dumpster dive a lot of rocks, bugs, furniture and some fun items like TV’s, statues, a bookcase etc.

As day 3 dawns we find Bobbie still sleeping in the fire house and when she gets up she goes and mooches some breakfast from their fridge.

No pictures were taken of Bobbie diving in the dumpsters today, but it worked much the same as the previous days. She would head to the junkyard and start diving in. At the end of day 3 the current hall is put out into the yard before selling all the bugs and rocks. This day, we had enough money to smelt some of the ore, and so we sent it off.

Day 3’s haul

Day three also brought a ton of duplicate items, such as the 3 grills, so after selling much of the duplicate items, but keeping as many things as we felt we could we have Bobbie purchase a toilet and build up the beginning structure of her house. It’s a single large room at the moment, but it is on a foundation.

Poor Bobbie hasn’t been given any social time since she started diving in the dumpster and so she heads out, all on her own, and starts talking to the newspapers. I didn’t even know this was a thing.

With the finding a the loveseat Bobbie stays home this night and naps in her new house multiple times to get enough energy to start diving in again the next day. After getting a fair amount of sleep she heads back to the dumpsters.

Day four ends and we lay out the haul for the day on the lawn and then sell the things we don’t need and gather the gold we smelted and instantly sold, which gave us some much needed cash to expand out the house a little bit.

Day 4th haul

Bobbie is now super hungry, as she still has not found a fridge so she heads to a park. No one there has food, but she does talk with this guy, and apparently he shares some food, as she sits down at a table and eats whatever she was given.

On this day we deiced to finally buy a bed and a fridge, as it appears we are not going to find these soon in the dumpster. As Bobbie spends her first full night, sleeping in her own bed, in her own house she thinks of what she has managed to find and is ready to get started on the next day. So when the sun is up Bobbie is back to hitting the dumpsters.

Today I took a little pity on Bobbie, and after this woman finished her dumpster dive, it’s getting harder and harder to have these dumpsters to keep diving into all to herself, Bobbie went to talk with her.

Not being sure exactly what this does, I have Bobbie go dig through the trash piles at the junkyard, but I discover it’s only scrap metal that gets found. It will just live in her inventory.

That night, as she lays out her haul we realize we have gotten very similar things most days, and we start to wonder if we need to find some different dumpsters to dive into going forward. The bugs were sold, so were the rocks and the house was expanded a bit again.

Day 5’s haul

As we worked to fit all the items we wanted to keep for now, in the small house and try to lay out some basic rooms, a wild horse ran onto Bobbie’s property. She went over and carefully let the horse sniff her hand. It was a very exciting thing to Bobbie.

Items bought since the beginning: Toilet, Refrigerator, Bed

First 2 Days | Rules | A Look Around


2 thoughts on “Hope in Dumpsters: Digging In

  1. Maybe searching the junk piles would have some more variety? I can’t remember how often you actually get stuff out of that, rather than scrap. Poor Bobbie, talking to the newspaper. Dumpster diving is a lonely life, I guess.

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