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#121 of 140 Old 04-18-2009, 12:38 AM
 
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my dad just rehomed a donkey he rescued. sorry you had to rehome yours. they are such wonderful friends.

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Where I used to live, there was once a post that said, "Wanted: A goat. I don't want to mow my large yard..."

My husband and I laughed about it, thinking it was just so random. The next day, though, "Received: Goat."

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Where I used to live, there was once a post that said, "Wanted: A goat. I don't want to mow my large yard..."

My husband and I laughed about it, thinking it was just so random. The next day, though, "Received: Goat."

: that is great, especially the "taken: Who would have thunk.
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Where I used to live, there was once a post that said, "Wanted: A goat. I don't want to mow my large yard..."

My husband and I laughed about it, thinking it was just so random. The next day, though, "Received: Goat."
That reminds me of the book, Prodigal Summer by Kingsolver.. one of the characters ends up with a farm, and realizes that certain religious holidays usually offer goats with meals, and she knows that particular year that she can breed them in time.. and she is given all these goats for free because no one sees them as having a value and she cleans up.
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I've also started scanning my Freecycle list for funny listings. I'm sure I've posted some odd things before . Can't think of any off the top of my head though.

Anyway, these two came up the other day, both from the same person

offer: one Mellita coffee tablespoon for when you make coffee

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want: white measuring cups


Those are the entire posts. Kind of left me
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Hey Poxy, how about saving up the included thongs and crocheting a rag rug?
if only i could crochet. then i could offer it on craigslist.


crocheted thong rug - $5 topeka

i saved up all those thongs i got with my corsets and crocheted this beautiful rag rug. thongs were not worn.

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HERE is a blog you will all enjoy. Some of the older posts are the best, especially the ones about food items.
I came to this forum hoping to learn to organize my house. Instead, I got sucked into this thread (and all others about freecycle) and have been sitting here for 2 hours CRYING with laughter over this stuff.

NOT helping me organize my house.
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I came to this forum hoping to learn to organize my house. Instead, I got sucked into this thread (and all others about freecycle) and have been sitting here for 2 hours CRYING with laughter over this stuff.

NOT helping me organize my house.
You and me both! I haven't gotten anything done besides reading and laughing at that blog.

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I offered several jugs of used peanut oil on the off chance that someone was making biodiesel. Figured it was a long shot but couldn't hurt to ask.

I got 4 replies wanting it!

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I wanted to include a link to the 'free room' on the craigslist in my area, but it was flagged. The post was in the free section, and it said 'free room.' Once the link was opened, the pictures were of a bed, a closet, and a mattress... the poster stated his search was actually for a mistress, and pets were allowed.

All that I could say was 'wow,' and that is way too creepy...
That reminded me of a job posting in Craigslist. The man was looking for a housekeeper - he's offering free rent/utilities in exchange for cooked meals and grocery shopping for him. I got curious because he had "facial and marital status criteria" in his list. It turned out he was looking for a housekeeper/girlfriend. he he he. That was creepy too. What's even creepier was that the guy was an aboriginal leader/social worker. Creepy double-faced guy.
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I've seen used peanut oil a bunch in my area! Glad to see people need it!

my DH went wild over this one...there was an offer for an OPENED jar of peanut butter. The person said they didn't like the taste. GROSS! I bet it ended up getting flagged. That's just nasty.

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I've seen used peanut oil a bunch in my area! Glad to see people need it!

my DH went wild over this one...there was an offer for an OPENED jar of peanut butter. The person said they didn't like the taste. GROSS! I bet it ended up getting flagged. That's just nasty.
I don't see what is so nasty about an opened jar of peanut butter. Would I take it myself? No. But there are plenty of folks (freegans, dumpster divers) who will go through a dumpster for free food. If you're willing to do that, why not pick up a perfectly good jar of peanut butter and keep it from going into the dumpster in the first place?

We have actually given away a big pan of tabouleh salad from a really delicious local Middle Eastern place on Freecycle. It was leftover from a party and we knew it wouldn't freeze well, and we couldn't possibly have eaten it all before it went bad. At the time we were in an apartment without access to a compost pile. We had LOTS of responses to our posting, and someone did come by and take it off our hands.

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I posted an offer for condoms once, after I was pregnant. I mentioned that the pregnancy was planned, not a result of the condoms which were not expired, and I would obviously have no need for them. I left them in a brown bag on the porch so the guy who came to get them didn't have to face me.
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I posted an offer for condoms once, after I was pregnant. I mentioned that the pregnancy was planned, not a result of the condoms which were not expired, and I would obviously have no need for them. I left them in a brown bag on the porch so the guy who came to get them didn't have to face me.
Yeah, my dp had collected quite a few from the medical clinic over the years, as they just set them out in a basket.. so when we had our planned pregnancy, we had quite a few around the house.. I think I was too embarrassed to offer them though, so I am pretty sure they all ended up in the garbage..

unless my (then) teenage stepson took them all, which is certainly possible.
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Offered: Roof from Garage

We are having our roof removed to add a room to the top of the garage.... The builder said that they would have the boom truck there ... and they are going to take the roof off in a couple of pieces. the trusses are in good shape and they are going to try and get them off without ruining them.

The roof sheething ... is stapled on.

Nothing wrong with roof, otherthan the shingles are original so are about 26 years old. no leakes.
I am just wondering.. what person is sitting around with a house this same size with no roof on it, thinking, gosh, I wish there was a free roof I could get somewhere to stick on this house?

Perhaps I just don't know enough about roofing?
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and even stranger, i was having a yardsale and got to talking to a lady who was buying some of my old vinyl pants(yay!) and when she hears about my large bag of 'slightly used' lingerie including thongs she was quite excited and bought them all from me! i was going to just give them to her but she demanded upon paying!

: people are strange
I'm thinking that lady had a "side business," IF you know what I mean

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On Craigslist there was a listing that said in the title,

"Childcare - CHEEP!!! For Summer!"
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For some reason, when I'm hearing that it in my head, the CHEEP!!! is an exclamation rather than an adjective with emphasis :

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There are plenty of double-take worthy postings on my Freecycle, but that's the point: keeping weird stuff out of landfills and finding it a good home.

One man's trash is another man's Zatarain's with cheese.
ITA. And I seriously want to use that in my sig line!

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Oh my gosh!

TAKEN: Plastic Easter Eggs
This item has been picked up....

Who woulda thunk?
Our local county Freecycle network is huge, so I always figure there must be people who live in town to pick these kinds of things up.

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the plastic eggs one was me, last week. gave them away and someone was super happy to have them.
the roof one i could see the wood being reused. ya know those 50 dollar a sq. ft. floors for the house everyone raves about and is recycled and gorgeous? thats where that wood comes form

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the roof one i could see the wood being reused. ya know those 50 dollar a sq. ft. floors for the house everyone raves about and is recycled and gorgeous? thats where that wood comes form
How can trusses be made into flooring? Recycled flooring is one thing, but a roof?
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you can take apart anything and remake it. my dad and ex s.o has remade trusses into other parts of house. the trusses are thick wide boards. you could plane them and make them into flooring.

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Found on Craigslist, actually, and made me think of this thread...

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new in package genetic diapers - $5
... genetic. Really?

- Born 7/21/09
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