The packers were not very environmentally friendly. They were very careful and other than my two Ott floor lamps, which were not packed by the packers but simply put on the truck with the furniture, we’ve not found anything that was broken so I shouldn’t complain.
But, this is how many boxes we’ve unpacked so far:
And this is how much paper we’ve unpacked out of those boxes!
Vince said each roll of that paper weighs about 20 pounds and there were probably 25 rolls of it there. We’ve hardly made a dent in the boxes so we’ve hardly made a dent in the amount of paper used.
I had noticed a sign down by the Lake Brownwood Fire Department that they have recycling the last Saturday of the month so Vince went down there Saturday morning and dropped off all the boxes and all the paper. I’m sure he’ll make several trips over the next few months. They also told him where he could go in town to drop some of it off if he needs to get rid of it before the last Saturday. The people here really are so nice — too bad everything is dead and ugly and the only green is cactus and mesquite trees and those frickin’ gigantic green grasshoppers!
We really didn’t have nearly as much stuff as they thought we did . . it was all paper! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!