The Dumpster

By John Lux

Since about February 1 of this year we have lived with a dumpster almost every day. Whether it was for 2+ months back at the old place or the 4+ months since we’ve been here, we have had a dumpster outside our front or back door almost every day. Let me tell you, having a dumpster gives you great motivation to throw stuff out. Unfortunately, the last 2 weeks we have not had the dumpster outside our back door and I feel like a piece of me has been missing. Thankfully, a dumpster has returned. The task this week has been to go through all the stuff that has been stored on our stage and put it in different piles: 1. Electronic stuff that we’re keeping and needs to stay inside where it’s cool, 2. Stuff we’re keeping but can go outside in our storage unit behind the stage, 3. things that will be picked up by a recycling company that will then sell what they can sell and recycle the rest and 4. TRASH. #4 is my favorite.

Our acoustic designer is done for now with the design of the room, the drawings are now with our architect going over everything to ensure it all follows code, then we’ll get our permit and be off to the races. Be sure to follow the progress visually with photos on our new home website ( But before any construction can start the stage has to be clear and between the dumpster arriving today and the recyclers next Wednesday, that will take care of most of that task.

August 20, 2009|Archive|

About the Author: John Lux

As COO of IDEAS, John manages the day-to-day operations of the company. He is a category expert in studio production and is responsible for bringing advanced digital media technology to IDEAS.

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