Thursday, February 7, 2008

One Man's Trash....

In an effort to be more "green", and save more "green" we visited Community Forklift last weekend. Community Forklift is a large warehouse containing donated used and new building materials. This allows homeowners to purchase items at an affordable rate, and helps stop waste.

The trip (which was suppose to take 15 min from our house ended up taking over an hour due to 'someone's' poor navigation skills. This person will remained unnamed *cough:Dan:cough*) was well worth the time. Walking in to the warehouse is a yard full of materials from sinks to granite slabs to fencing. Indoors was everything you could think of that lowe's would have - just used. It takes time to sort through everything, but we had a great time poking around. It's like one gigantic yard sale for restoration junkies!

In the end, I purchased 3 dummy levers. The satin nickel levers were brand new and we got them for a steal at $5.50 a piece! I looked them up at lowe's and they are $70 for a set. So, we saved about $88.50. Pretty good. These will look great on the new closet doors we will soon install!

Seek out your local Community Forklift or visit the one here in the DC area! Their website is

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Injuries Obtained

  • Sprained Toe/Foot: 1
  • Blood Blisters: 2
  • Splinters under fingernail: 1
  • Bird Shit on me: 1
  • Eye Injuries: 3
  • Burns: 0
  • Falls off ladder: 0 (this is because we don't have a ladder yet)
  • Headaches: too many to itemize
  • Broken Bones: 0
  • Bandages Needed: 5
  • Electric Shocks: 2
  • Stiches: 0
  • Bruises: way too many