Courtney and Ben’s Day at the Dump!

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Ah yes… what an alluring title.

This past weekend was an interesting one— Ben and I decided that we REALLY need a hitch for our Jeep, so we can get a trailer to haul furniture around (and maybe boats? please?). His Jeep requires a special sort of hitch and since we are 100% against paying full price for anything, we decided to go to a “Pull-a-Part” car dump and see if a wrecked or abandoned car had what we needed. It was a balmy 92 degrees with 95% humidity. The perfect day for it. :/

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They aren’t messing around. This is an art.

 

I don’t know if you have ever been to one of these places, but it’s like a sad, sad car graveyard… This is all I could think of for the first half-hour…

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Rest in Peace, little buddies!!! *weeping*

Anyway, we found the Jeep section and proceeded to find BILLIONS (slight exaggeration) of hitches – none of which were the right one.

My job was to hunt around, scoping out all the hitches and figuring out which ones MAY fit on the Jeep.

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My job was ALSO to find chairs that needed a good “sit for a bit”

Then Ben’s job was to either measure or remove the hitch to see if it would work. His job was only slightly harder than mine.

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So rugged and handsome. ❤

We did this for about 4 hours and went to 3 (yes, THREE) different car burial grounds.

I know the suspense is killing you, so I am just going to tell you the ending of the story: We did not find the right hitch.

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“Ehh, Herro? Hitch???”

Ben did an awesome job and I was really impressed by his “know-how” – but there was simply no hitch to be found.

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“Will this one work? No? Awesome.”

Now, call me a girly-girl or an optimist, but I found SO many treasures on the ground there! Pieces of glass that were pretty, bolts as big as your face, little critters and THESE:

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(removes sunglasses) “Mother. Of. God…”

I immediately started trying to shove these sparkly rocks into my pockets, faster than a Gollum- and had to restrain myself and remind Ben I am a fiend for the glitz. I was always shoving rocks in my pockets, in my bookbag, in my drawers. This is straight up gravel. But I still wanted to horde it and take all the sparkles home.

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This picture looks like I killed Ben with the rock! HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

In the end, we were drenched in sweat, thirsty and a little disgruntled. Especially after doing this at THREE different places. But we had a good time and laughed a lot. Plus, I’ll just say it was detox day and pretend like we were at a sauna.

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Ant-Man wannabe’s

We also decided to audition to be in the new Ant-Man movie that is going to be filming here in Atlanta. We went to an Open Casting Call and did all that jazz. It would be a fun project, filling in as an extra for a day or two! Ben will get in, I’m sure. He’s already been in 3 movies… it’s that beard, I tell ya!

I promise to be back to crafting in no time — we are in the process of packing and I am SO excited that we have a house to rent – AND that it has an awesome space for a work room. Crafts, you’d better watch your back… we’re coming…

Now, to close, I will tell my joke that I saved until the END of the day finding a hitch.

Ben: Oh God, you have a joke? Ehh, ok, what is it?

Courtney: *clearing throat* We’ve got 99 problems, but a hitch ain’t one!

Crickets

Have a wonderful and repurposeful day, friendsies!!! xo – Court

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