The place to get a mirror!

@Fleura (29284)
United Kingdom
May 15, 2024 3:09am CST
I wrote a couple of months ago about how I found two nice mirrors in the rubble skip at the recycling centre when I went to get rid of some rocks. I am so sick of looking at this pile of rocks (from when we dug out our pond four years ago) that I’m determined to get rid of them this spring! I have to keep going back because I’m only allowed to take a certain amount at a time to the recycling centre without being charged, and I have to book in a visit a maximum of once per week. But the funny thing is that every single time I go to the rubble skip I come away with a nice undamaged mirror! Five so far, and each time I carefully sneak it out of there, take it home and offer it on Freegle. Today an elderly gentleman is coming to pick up this bathroom mirror. Someone else did ask for it and I always feel bad having to choose one recipient, but I did tell the other person that you never know, I might find another next week! Or in fact it might be worth them throwing away a few rocks or broken bricks just so they can go and look for themselves! All rights reserved. © Text and image copyright Fleur 2024.
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@HaruLoid (1044)
• Philippines
15 May
Quite lucky to actually find undamaged mirrors that have been in the rubble, but part of me is frightened on what might the mirror brings. Anyway, that's just me, the overthinker talking. I really do find it awesome to find that kind of treasure.
@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
15 May
What sort of thing do you think might contaminate a mirror?
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@HaruLoid (1044)
• Philippines
15 May
@Fleura I once read an article saying that rubbles are usually not harmful, but some rubbles were studied to produce contaminants through time, such as nickel, lead, mercury and among others. An article also said that mirrors can get contaminated if its protected coating is damaged. Regardless, I am far more terrified of the thought that a ghost might be living inside in one of those mirrors.
@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
15 May
@HaruLoid If it has just been put on top of the heap and lain there for an hour or two, I really can't imagine that it would have picked up many poisonous contaminants that can't just be washed off. I was thinking you must be imagining that people may have written messages in blood on their bathroom mirrors, or something like that!
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@Orson_Kart (6165)
• United Kingdom
17 May
Blodwyn, is that you in the mirror? You’re just how I imagined you from the waist down.
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@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
17 May
Yes that's me, all flowery!
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@wolfgirl569 (97058)
• Marion, Ohio
15 May
Its surprising you are finding that many
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@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
15 May
It really is!
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@RasmaSandra (74496)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
15 May
Very lucky to find mirrors you can use that are not broken or damaged,
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@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
16 May
I know! Very unexpected.
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@LindaOHio (159788)
• United States
15 May
I'm surprised you've found so many undamaged. Have a good day.
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@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
15 May
So am I!
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@dya80dya (34509)
15 May
It seems old, but it's still useful.
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@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
15 May
It's actually in perfect condition, just needs the smears washing off.
@AmbiePam (86251)
• United States
15 May
You are saving the world, one mirror at a time!
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@BarBaraPrz (45756)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 May
Good luck with your future hunting...
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@vandana7 (99242)
• India
15 May
Wow....that is a nice one ..to find in recycling center. I now have a friend in recycling business. I have asked him for a cot for my tenant, and two to three ceiling fans. He says he will try to procure next week. Lets see. :)
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@Fleura (29284)
• United Kingdom
15 May
I wish you were nearer, I'm sure we could find those things easily!
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@LadyDuck (461495)
• Switzerland
15 May
That one is a very good mirror for a bathroom. It is a shame to throw things that are still good.
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@just4him (309662)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 May
I'm glad you can give away the mirrors you bring home from the rubble skip on Freegle.
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@grenery8 (3680)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 May
what a great business, nice
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