The old saying goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” But in our case, it’s “One man’s trash is the next man’s really rusty trash.”
Today’s our houseversary: one year ago, we moved into our house. We’ve found a lot of stuff since then. During excavation, some neighbors said we might find Native American artifacts. Not a one, nor any gold coins.
Here’s a sampling of the “treasures” we’ve found:
- ceramic shards
- glass shards, multi-colored
- beer bottles
- the top of a wine bottle with the cork still in it (Someone was thirsty and desperate.)
- salt shaker
- shovel with rusty teeth
- toy boat
- propane tank
- bathtubs, several (We saved a rusty old cast iron tub, unsure still what we’ll do with it. If it ever had cute claw feet, they’re long gone, or very deeply buried.)
- tires, more than a dozen
- bird feeder
But the most surprising? An old truck hood, half-buried.
Who knows what we’ll find next? Probably not gold. And before any of you say “tetanus,” we’re both up to date on tetanus boosters.