The Ted Race Team: Because Racecar

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Ted, Dec 18, 2020.

  1. Matthew

    Matthew Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Going to start one of those NY bonfires?

    We had to go through one of those purges, too, under similar circumstances. I used the local Shred-It. It was pretty simple, saved a lot of time, and didn't cost TOO much. They have a minimum charge, and that included up to 6 of those computer paper sized boxes.
     
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    My hometown recycling center offers secure shredding; when my parents moved out of the house, I hauled boxes of paperwork there, paid $10, and deposited it in a locked bin. Everyone go their own locked bin, where things stayed until the shredding truck came to town.

    Unfortunately, nothing like that is available where I now live, and I seem to burn out shredders every few years, so I now rely on the fire pit.
     
  3. Ted

    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    I bought an Amazon Basics 24-page cross-cut shredder and the building gave me a bunch of very large bags to fill, like 55 gallon drum sized bags. I lost count of how many I filled, but I think it was 6. In the end it was a lot easier than having to take paper anywhere (remember, this is Manhattan and I have no car here). Since I had to look through things to make sure I didn't miss anything, I basically just shredded as I went.

    But now I'm done. I've hit a mental wall. And I'm going home.
     
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    Your mom let you shred paper? I had to wait until mine was no longer living in her home to start shredding.
     
  5. Matthew

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    Then you should throw yourself a ticker tape parade.

    Yeah, dealing with that sort of situation is exhausting, mentally and physically. Been there, and probably will be again...more than once.
     
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    Ted The pilot formerly known as Twin Engine Ted

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    Yes, fortunately now that we've had "the talk" about the situation, she's been surprisingly good about letting me handle things as I see fit. I'm rather shocked, but I'll take it.
     
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    All the Saturday night NASCAR bullrings don't allow antifreeze either. In fact, in the later years I worked at ODS, we had the cars direct the radiator overflow up on to the windshield so the driver would know right away he's leaking.