Hope in Dumpsters: 3 to Go

Snowmen Winter| Rules | In The End

We only managed to get through two days last update as there were so many things going on around the dump while Bobbie was there diving. We are done to 5 days to go in this challenge before we shift into a Different in the Family Tree challenge.

As we start day 17 Bobbie gets up and gets her “chores” done for the day. After the burglar took our stereo we are hoping to get lucky enough to find another on, but understand that it’s potentially not happening. While Bobbie dives we take a look at who’s here. Inside we notice a naughty dog.

I’m worried that the desk isn’t going to make it, but the dog eventually leaves the office and the desk is still standing. Then I notice something fall into the snow. That, in itself, doesn’t seem that weird, but something caught my eye about it and I checked it out.

Sure enough, I thought something looked weird about the way he fell. He fell face first into the snow and is making a snow angel with his face in the snow. Not the way I would do it, but hey, what do I know.

Nothing much happens today at the dumpster, and Bobbie just dives away throughout the day. When it starts getting late we have her lay out her finds for day 17.

We had a buy a desk today as Bobbie found a computer! Yes indeed someone threw away a perfectly good computer, and Bobbie will be putting that to use after her 21 days are up. It’s a fairly small haul, Bobbie has not been getting started until after noon almost any day this week.

Bobbie takes her insects to the science team, and heads off to cut her gemstone at the consignment shop and put up all the things she has to consign. I do love the faces they make as they watch the machine.

Up and at them the next morning Bobbie is once again in a world covered in snow and ready for another cold day of diving. First though, because the small social interactions we had a few days ago didn’t fill Bobbie’s social meter, it’s bottomed out again, so she discusses snow with people at the dump.

She gets her social mood back up to a non-red color and it’s time to start diving. She still looks happy with this chosen path in her life, which is good. She’s got more years of this ahead, just in a different fashion.

While Bobbie dives we head across the street and take a look at who is hanging out at the tavern. This girl is enjoying some Foosball at the table, and there are a couple other women around, but nothing too interesting is happening.

The snow seems to be keeping home a lot lately, or at least indoors more often. It is getting cold, and I get notice that Bobbie isn’t feeling so well. It’s only been a few hours of diving, but I decide to take pity on Bobbie and let her lay out her finds.

It’s not a bad haul for a few hours of diving. We got a couple of TV’s, another of the infamous wall hangings, another couple of chairs, another end table (which we are almost overflowing with right now) and some other miscellaneous items, gems, bugs.

Off she heads, first to the science center to drop off the insects found, and then over to the consignment shop. After cutting the gem and putting everything up for consignment we let Bobbie have a little bit more social interaction for the day.

Snow seems to be the topic of discussion around here, it’s probably about how long it will last, or maybe she’s referring to the snowman army that was built across the street the other day. Either way, Bobbie heads home in a much better mood then she had been.

After dinner Bobbie cleans up and has a broken dishwasher. Worriedly I let her work to repair it. She is successful and doesn’t have any problems with it.

Bobbie heads to bed that night with the knowledge that she has two more days before her dumpster diving is mostly over. Since we will be joining the private investigator field once her house is complete she will still be digging in people trash for a living, but maybe slightly less wall hangings will be in her future.

Items bought since beginning: Toilet, Refrigerator, Bed, Counter (1), Shower, Desk

Snowmen Winter| Rules | In The End


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