Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saving the Planet One Plastic Piece at a Time

Per a suggestion from Bone, can you figure out what this is? A hint: we bought if for a couple dollars at a garage sale a week and a half ago and all but the last picture were taken by Little Abbey who still shows an eye for macro photography.





If you haven't guessed, it is a beauty salon play station made out of loads of plastic that will someday end up in a landfill where it will remain for the next million years. I rescued it from going to the landfill and when Little Abbey is bored with it, I hope someone else will save it from the same fate. Little Abbey calls it a kitchen since it has a sink, faucet and sprayer on the other side but in time when she figures out the world of beauty products, I hope not anytime soon, she will understand it for what it really is.


13 comments:

R. Sherman said...

Geeze, you should've let me know you were in the market for one of those puppies. I've got one in my basement which I rather doubt my daughter will be taking to college.

Cheers.

Ed said...

R. Sherman - It is one of those things you don't know you are in the market for until your daughter looks up at you with those big brown eyes and goes PLEEEAAAASSSSSSEEEEEEEE!

sage said...

Yep, seen those, good for you for saving it from being prematurely added to our landfill--it looks to be able to fill many other children with wonder.

Murf said...

And so it has begun. Buahahahaha...

Even if it's abstract, I think she takes better pictures than you do. At least hers are at least 72 dpi. ;-)

Eutychus2 said...

Another good place I've found for resurrecting used toys is our local Goodwill store. I've gotten a couple items there that were better than Christmas toys! Take them home, a little bleach, some loving scrubbing and day out in the sun work wonders. Good job!

Ron said...

And the best part is when she's busy making mud pies in it you don't have to worry about how much you spent on the thing. :)

Well, ok, that's probably not the best part. Maybe the best part is sharing the fun of a good find with your daughter. I like that part.

Ron

geri said...

Good for you Ed! I am buying recycled toys and recycling them too hopefully in a yard sale and/or sending them to the Philippines where they will be appreciated - even if there are a few pieces missing =)

Beau said...

Nice... ditto to the Goodwill comment. They seem to take tons of stuff around here and if it's in good shape someone else will definitely use it again.

Ed said...

Sage - She hasn't been playing with it much lately because it is downstairs in the office. I'm thinking of moving it upstairs at least until her birthday when new toys will overshadow current ones.

Murf - All pictures, hers or mine are treated the same. If I need to get them loaded on a time line, I reduce the resolution. Blogger now allows higher resolution pictures so I've been doing better about not modifying them.

Eutychus2 - Unfortunately, the nearest Goodwill store is almost 70 miles away so we rarely have gone to it. But there are lots of garage sales for stuff that costs pennies so I'm not complaining.

Ron - I really enjoyed "helping" her clean it up. She really took pride in her find.

Geri - I think I have two balikbayan boxes of stuff that are heading to the RP soon. With two of my wife's aunts visiting in a couple weeks, I'm guessing they will add a couple more boxes. I hope I don't have to rent a U-Haul to get them to the shipping point or they are going to break my piggy bank.

Beau - Well due to the ruralness of this area, I guess I'll just be happy is someone else takes it and makes their kid happy someday in the future.

Bone said...

Boy, I would have never guessed that. I was thinking maybe some kind of froufrou pink toilet after the second picture, but obviously not.

My word verification is "unments" which I guess is like an anti-comment?

Ed said...

Bone - The only way a pink frufru toilet gets installed in my house is over my cold dead body.

I've been suspecting that the word verifications are getting more word-like. Is blogger learning to talk?

TC said...

Sadly, I had a pretty good idea what this was going to be. I DEFINITELY knew after the second picture. I guess this could be a direct result of playing with the five-and-under crowd a bit? :)

Bone said...

Haha, I hadn't thought of that. It may be.

This one is "trondxal." Sounds kinda like some medicine I'm supposed to take before bedtime.