I think I ought to start with this story:
about a year ago, I wanted a trash can.
But not just any trash can. It had to be perfect.
I wanted a trashcan with two handles and a lid of metaphorical steel.
It had to be plastic, preferably black, no wheels required.
And I didn’t want it to have a bottom.
Because this trash can, my friends:
this trash can was going to be glorified.
It was going to be my Compost Bin.
One day shortly thereafter, the Boy and I were driving down the road. It was rainy and muddy and just generally disagreeable.
(Except for ducks. Ducks like rain and I like ducks. Somewhere there was a happy duck. So it wasn’t all bad.)
But I digress.
We were bouncing down the road in Rex, the Boy’s Jeep. And suddenly, by the side of the road, I saw it.
“STOP!” I shouted. “STOP, QUICK!”
The Boy stopped.
“WHAT IS WRONG?” he shouted, because I had startled him very much.
“THAT TRASH CAN. IT IS PUT OUT FOR TRASH, BECAUSE IT HAS NO BOTTOM. WHICH IS PERFECT, BECAUSE I NEED A TRASH CAN WITH NO BOTTOM. IT IS SO GREEN IT IS ALMOST BLACK AND IT HAS A HANDLE, AND I AM SURE I CAN FIND IT A NEW LID. IT IS NOT PERFECT, BUT I LOVE IT ANYWAY. AND IT MUST COME HOME WITH US. I AM SORRY IN ADVANCE FOR THE MUD.”
This is how the compost bin came to live in the corner of my yard.