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The weather today was really nice. It didn’t feel cold even with the occasional strong gust of wind. I went on a long walk and managed to avoid all the rain as well.

I was gone for about two hours. It wasn’t trash day but I did see a few things out for tomorrow’s pickup. In an alley in Rosemont (next to St-Hubert I think) I found a bike tire that looks to be in good shape. I hope it fits my bike because my front tire is long overdue to be replaced! If not they can use it down at the bike co-op.

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I came across this trash heap back in the Plateau. Three of those bags are just full of (French) books. Another bag was full of CDs and another had some other random stuff, including an old Xbox and a cool faux-gas lamp. I took the CDs and the Xbox (I haven’t tested it yet, however). There was also a nice teapot that I left on the street for someone to take.

I invite anyone interested to check out these books and etc! Trash day in this area is Tuesday evening, so they should be around for a day and a half yet (assuming no one else finds them first). Based on the profile of the trash I think someone moved or is moving very soon and decided to leave this stuff behind.

If interested you can find this trash on the corner of St-Andre and the alley just north of Laurier on the left-hand side (the alley runs adjacent to Laurier).

First come first served

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I went for a (most excellent!) dinner at my sister’s tonight out by Cote-Vertu metro. There’s a much different vibe given off in this area, and that’s reflected in the garbage too. I think their garbage day is tomorrow, and there was a fair bit of stuff tonight. I took a little walk, from past Cote-Vertu to Du College metro, as I ate a bit too much chocolate and didn’t feel like sitting on the metro for the 30 minutes home right away. Not much was worth taking though: lots of home renovations, a bunch of toilets, and so on. 

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This was on Alexis-Nihon. This bag was full of cleaning type stuff, and odds and ends. I scavenged a tall candle and a box of littler ones. Nothing really interesting otherwise.

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I found this fake plant in the garbage, and hung it from a traffic light. I wonder how long it’ll stay there.

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This pile interested me right away, so I took this picture. Not long after I started rummaging, someone upstairs asked (in French) what I was looking for. I answered “des choses bon” (Good stuff). He replied “il y a rien de bon dedans” (there’s nothing good in there). I wasn’t so sure, but I’m not going to make a bit deal out of it. All I really saw that interested me was some old Nintendo controller looking thing. Not sure how old exactly, but I think the really old Nintendo stuff is kind of collectible. I’ll never know now, I suppose.

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I found this box with some newspaper lying casually on top. Usually that means porcelain, fragile glassware, or ceramics, so my interest was piqued. Unfortunately, all that was in it were these pretty crappy dollar store figurines. Pass. 

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Back in the Plateau, I found this a couple of blocks away from my house. I took the teapot, which is actually quite nice and perfectly clean. This box was set up for people to take stuff from, so it’s more like “semi-garbage.” Still, I did find it. It may instantly be my favorite teapot, since there’s even a little filter thing to make using loose tea easier, and it looks like it would pour nicely.

I went for a (m…

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I had to get up pretty early today. I was treated with a really beautiful sunrise, this being what I saw around 6:45 AM in front of Rue Ballantyne in Verdun, where I pick up the truck for my moving job.

On the right you can see a few chairs, which were probably part of a couch that you could separate into pieces. Those were in style at some point, and are alright to carry from a mover’s perspective. They were in okay condition, but definitely not worth going out of my way for. A lot of scrap metal / junk removal people operate out of this lot, so this might have been something deemed unworthy for a special trip to the dump.

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I saw this stuff out last night. I’ve never seen this logo on a toilet seat before. A bit odd.

I had to get up…