Sunday, October 18, 2009
my father's junk collection always amazes me. he could make a career out of being a pack rat.
got some old speakers that don't work you want to get rid of? he's your man. thankfully he has not learned about the "free" section on craigslist or he would need to build another house just for his junk.
so what prompted this post was my visit to his house today, during which we needed to get something out of the garage.
now before i go any further, i need to explain that we live in the northeast. so it is FALL. soon to be WINTER. currently its a few degrees above freezing and this is a typical picture at his house for october:
and here is the view into the non-insulated garage:
ok, so its not THAT highly unusual... garden tools, miscellaneous car fluids, tools, scraps... but wait....
what's that in the back?
some sort of leafy, vegetation..
OH MY LORD it is a tropical plant frenzy!
anyone need some amazon, 8-foot tall umbrella tree?
i counted at least 8 large tropical rain-foresty plants. apparently the back story is that my dad's work was going to toss them because they have gotten so large and out of hand, so my dad "saved" them and took them out of the dumpster.
i would have loved to see all 8 of them being transported in his honda civic.
6:31 PM link it!