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This was five minutes' work in the yard. There was so much glass out… - Life Imitates Pajamas

Apr. 18th, 2009 07:20 pm

This was five minutes' work in the yard. There was so much glass out there it was ridiculous. I worked out there ALL DAY just collecting glass. I would have continued on into dusk but I unearthed something truly evil. I thought it was cat poop until I picked up something of which I can not decribe, it was so foul. I think it was a dead thing. Ah, gardening. I decided I was done for the day and went to take a shower.

Have I ever mentioned my hatred of glass? It's a major phobia. Now imagine your major phobia strewn three inches deep in your new yard. Choices: wait for the super to do something (don't get me wrong, the super is amazing, but was there to remove the dead tree today &I give him plenty to do) or start removing it myself. Besides, I just kept thinking of all my little friends who I want to be able to come and play safely.

I feel VERY accomplished today.


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Date:April 18th, 2009 11:32 pm (UTC)
By the way,

any posts with pictures in them are posted from my phone. I apologize in advance for poor spelling, grammar, etc...
Date:April 19th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
That sucks!
Does your area have free compost from the city or anything? You could bring buckets and buckets of it back there and dump it on top, once you clean up the worst of it.
Date:April 19th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
The yard is 24 x 30, more or less. It would take *far* more dirt of any kind than we are willing to haul through our apartment to bury the glass. Our super said the landlord was planning on paving the yard, but we'd far rather have the dirt, once the glass is out of it.
Date:April 19th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
If the glass is not just in the top layer: Maybe pitch-fork it all up to loosen the dirt, and then run a rake through it to pull out a lot of the glass? It wouldn't do it all, though.

I can't imagine trying to use a yard that was so glassy. We had one section like that in our first rental in Albany and just gave up after discovering how very MUCH glass can be in a few square feet. The yard we had at our 14th St. rental in Brooklyn was FULL of chunks of concrete. Someone must've demolished something back there at some point, and just left it. We were hauling huge chunks out of it for months when we'd wanted to be planting; never did grow anything there.
Date:April 19th, 2009 02:44 am (UTC)
Oh, or once you loosen the dirt you could sift it - like panning for gold. ??
Date:April 19th, 2009 02:43 pm (UTC)
That was an idea of mine... I figured I'd get in trouble for repurposing the colander, though...

I just worked on it all day. I'd rather deal with it and have a space I feel safe in than try and cover it up.

Thanks :)
Date:April 15th, 2011 03:03 pm (UTC)
I hope you will keep updating your content constantly as you have one dedicated reader here.