Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Live-blogging the Purge

OK, not really live-blogging, but here are a bunch of pictures. I was impressed with how early they got going, though they're not done yet. So far, they've collected the junk into piles in the front and back of each building. Some of the piles have already been hauled away (in a van, in case you were wondering).

This is the pile in front of our building. Not too bad of a turnout.


I hope nobody misses their huge piece of wood! How would you even tag that if you wanted to?

That single detached training wheel just had to go.

This futon frame is INDESTRUCTIBLE. It sat outside through all kinds of weather and came through without a scratch. Too bad it did not survive this purge.



Here come the bikes. Piles and piles of bikes. I didn't even take pictures of all of them.

Do you see what I see? YES, that is the hantavirus kitchen and the mystery activity table. I am so excited to see them go. This was my favorite pile, by far.

This was the saddest pile, by far. Really, building? A few carpet squares and a de-potted plant is all you could come up with??

Goodbye, freaky pole-trike!

So...many...bikes...



The few, the lucky, the tagged:
These toys look so chipper and wholesome compared to all their trashy counterparts.

I think we can confidently declare the Great Apartment Complex Toy Purge a success!

8 comments:

Liz Johnson said...

AWESOME. I can't believe that much stuff went unclaimed. How long has it been since they did a purge?!

Lisa Lou said...

W.O.W. That is way more trash than I was imagining. Thanks for the pictures!

Jeremy Palmer said...

This is so awesome. Thanks for the great post! I wish I could be there to bid farewell.

Jennifer said...

Seriously, how did so many bikes accumulate?? Do people just forget about them when they move?

The toys that are left look like lots of fun for the kids!

Melissa said...

Thanks for recording all the drama! Too funny.

robin said...

today was a good day. you could almost feel the excitement in the air around winston court...

that sad pile of a couple carpet squares and de-potted plant was from the front of my building. we didn't represent very well...sorry.

and that sad little trike with the purple wheels in your 7th photo was our contribution to the toy supply last year. sad to see it go...

Trina said...

Awesome post! Glad you got pictures, since I was too slow about it.

Robin-Loved the little purple trike-bike. Just wish someone had not decided that it looked better without a seat.

Katie said...

I wish our apartment complex would do this. I wish it with all my heart.

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