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    Super Member Maride's Avatar
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    DH never stops when he is driving. This morning he made an exception and stopped when he saw a vacuum seating next to the apartment building where we live. Last week I found an air conditioner , so he figured he may give it a shot since ours died some time ago. It wasn't working well (brushes not turning). He had the great idea of pushing the reset button and there it goes, perfectly new. I cleaned the inside and found a gold chain stuck in it with a very pretty charm.

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    nice machine

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    Dumpster diving at apartment buildings are very profitable. I had a cousin who got a great wicker love seat and chairs. The people were moving and didn't want it anymore. One mans' trash is another mans' treasure.....Congrats on your find...Keep looking!

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    Very nice!

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    Great find!!! :D:D:D

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    Nobody gets rid of nice stuff around here :cry: Glad he was able to "fix" it :wink: :thumbup:

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    Cool!!! Sure is nice when you don't have to buy a new one, Free is wonderful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Cool!!! Sure is nice when you don't have to buy a new one, Free is wonderful!!!
    I am hoping to have someone come "diving" at my house this week. We bought a new computer desk for our basement, so my dh took out the fish tank cabinet (holds a 29 gallon tank) and he wanted to just throw it out. I told him to put it on the curb next to the trash tomorrow and hopefully someone would see it before the trash truck came and "steal" it. Guess I could put it on CRAIGSLIST for free instead, but I don't know if I want the hassle. I also have LOTS and LOTS of fish chemicals and tank accessories. We gave the tank to our turtles and now we don't need all the fish stuff.

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    What a great find!

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    Lucky for your Hubby finding it and just when you needed one.

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    Good for your hubby!

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    SCORE!!! I'M NOT BENEATH FINDING TREASURES THAT WAY.

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    That is a great blessing for you. Hope it lasts a very long time.

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    wow, why don't you donate the fish tank to a hospital, Dr. office etc., I'm sure they would love it

    Quote Originally Posted by MistyMarie
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Cool!!! Sure is nice when you don't have to buy a new one, Free is wonderful!!!
    I am hoping to have someone come "diving" at my house this week. We bought a new computer desk for our basement, so my dh took out the fish tank cabinet (holds a 29 gallon tank) and he wanted to just throw it out. I told him to put it on the curb next to the trash tomorrow and hopefully someone would see it before the trash truck came and "steal" it. Guess I could put it on CRAIGSLIST for free instead, but I don't know if I want the hassle. I also have LOTS and LOTS of fish chemicals and tank accessories. We gave the tank to our turtles and now we don't need all the fish stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoMoSews
    SCORE!!! I'M NOT BENEATH FINDING TREASURES THAT WAY.
    I don't mind. Is amazing what people discard in my building because they don't want to take the time to offer it to someone who can use it. About a month ago my son came in with an air conditioner. This thing was fresh out of the box, never even turned on, with all stickers still on it. Now he has a cool bedroom.

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    What a great find.

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    Does this mean You have to use it now? :) Or have you got him trained in the proper use and techniques of vacuum operation. I've spent 26 years training my vacuum operator and it is still touch and go. Sometimes it works, sometimes not so much. Housework, I HATE housework. It should be a 4-letter word so I can ban I from my vocabulary.

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    Soooo...now that the vaccuum was his find, does that mean the vaccuuming is his job? He's got a cool new machine to do it with?

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