It's been about 90 days since the old Fitzrovians began and it's time to evaluate my headway. As if I haven't been for weeks now. Still, I've digressed a lot with the parts about my upstairs quarters and I'm going to focus on the basement for this entry.
I would grade myself A+ for thoroughness, A for creative solutions in allocation, B+ for speed and efficiency, B for aesthetics, B for cleanliness (versus tidiness). As long as something's not coated with dust or has a spider's carapace stuck to it somewhere I'm usually satisified with its sanitation.
So, here is a look back on our beginnings:
And the somewhat refreshing present day:
I want to add before I forget that there is a really good resource in Portland for people who are as nuts about recycling as I am: Portland Metro's hotline! It's 503-234-3000. They used to have groovy radio ads and I decided to give them a call when I wanted to ditch some odd things years ago. An operator can tell you who will accept what.
And don't you dare forget The ReBuilding Center. I had a stack of old plywood in the Bad Apple for a long time, they took it as well as other carpentry bits that were not useful to me. I found some hand tools that I think they can use too.