Last week, I spent the majority of days and nights filling a thirty-yard dumpster with accumulated junk. Sifting through discarded odds and ends in our carriage shed, I uncovered a wealth of our consumer history. Discarded baby carriers, toys, and broken chairs. Several old mattresses, bed frames, desks and dressers.
Much of what resided in the shed lay ruined or beyond repair because of neglect, moisture, and the fact that it wasn't in very good condition when we bought it in the first place.
I've concluded that more and more we are a throw away society. Nothing's really built to last or be repaired these days.