Skip Away

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I mentioned something to one of the contractors the other day about the ‘skip,’ and he didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. I quickly revised my sentence, replacing the word ‘skip’ with ‘dumpster,’ and we were immediately on the same page. You might think that having lived in the US for 16 years I would have retired the word skip, but no, I still let the occasional skip slip.

On Thursday morning I was excited when I heard a truck pull up outside our house. After a quick look out a bedroom window I confirmed for Dan that someone had arrived to take our skip away (after living with me for 16 years, he knows what a skip is).

dumpster-pickup

I’ve lost track of how many times a full skip has been hauled away and replaced by an empty one at The Destruction.

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This time there was no replacement. The skip has left for good!!

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The departure of our skip created easy access for a crew to install the garage door later that day.

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I finished painting the door panels the night before, and all that remained to be done was cleaning dried paint off the glass.

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It’s very satisfying to see the new garage door in place. Neither Dan nor I have ever had a functioning garage.

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Our old one was small and dilapidated and we never attempted to put our car in it.

old-garage

We used it for storage only — primarily logs. Whenever we entered, we would open the door gingerly hoping it would not come unhinged, and that the whole structure would stay in place.

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In place of our little detached garage,

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we now have our new attached garage…

view-of-house

with ample room for our car.

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And don’t let me skip the best part — the door opens with the press of a button!

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live. enjoy. repeat.

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