June 06, 2006

Oh... Mag... Got

Ways to spend a long weekend: clean out someone else's garage. You will find out just how strong your will to help is!

D & K rented a skip which they were going to use to clean out the garage. It's one of those large garages with space for a car, toolbenches, shelves etc and crammed with 13 years of it's-too-good-to-throw-out junk. Seriously, I found boxes that hadn't been unpacked since they moved down from Auckland, 13 years ago.

With everyone being incapacitated they were going to have to pay for the skip and return it empty, which was pretty stink, so I stuck up my hand and said, I'll do the garage. It was kind of dirty and spidery and mousey - you know what garages are like - but it was ok with gloves and long sleeves. And then I picked up the INNOCENT SHOPPING BAG OF DOOM!!!

Someone had left a supermarket bag full of raw brisket in the garage. At some stage. Not too recently, I'd say... I picked up the bag and hundreds - hundreds! - of maggots started raining out of the bottom of it. They'd eaten through two layers of plastic...

Ewwwwwwww. God. And with them spilling everywhere, I was like - shit, how do I get these from the garage to the skip while touching as few as humanly possible?!

But the end product is great - the garage has gone from 90% full to about 35% full. So that was a good result for a couple of day's work.

Apart from that I didn't do much at all this weekend. Must go and do dishes and washing now, actually, pull my weight as a flatmate...

Posted by phreq at June 6, 2006 10:16 AM | TrackBack

I'm kind of appalled that they let you do that for them. In some ways you are too good (if that is possible).

Posted by: giffy at June 6, 2006 11:02 AM

That's horrendous, the maggoty thing. For future reference (hopefully never needed!), boiling water and a shovel of some sort will do it...

Posted by: Rachel at June 6, 2006 12:47 PM

Um EW!

I would never make you pick up my maggots! Of course I generally try to ensure I don't leave maggotable material in the garage...

YOu are the best!

Posted by: sok at June 6, 2006 01:07 PM

Mind you, I did volunteer. It really needed to be done and no-one else could. But yeah, it was one of the grosser moments!

Posted by: phreq at June 13, 2006 12:11 PM
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