[caption id="attachment_782" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Lonely color."][/caption] There are normal trashouts, and there are "excessives." The vaguely ominous name derives from the phrase "excessive trash" that we use on work orders after an initial survey of the property.  I love excessives. Not only are they the most physically demanding jobs, they also generally offer the best chance to play archeologist and to postulate as to who used to live at the property. [caption id="attachment_783" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="The kitchen counter."][/caption] I won't get into my personal theories as to who lived in this house; maybe you can draw your own conclusions from the photographs. I will tell you that we often find evidence of addictive or compulsive behavior in houses we clean. We find evidence hoarders and agoraphobes. Some houses show much love for Canadian whisky, or Pall Malls, or gossip magazines. Each of us, I suspect, has our own personal proclivities, the aspects of our beings that others might find odd. Or destructive. Or maybe excessive. [caption id="attachment_784" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="There is evidence of at least one cat and one dog here."][/caption] This job was deemed an excessive. What do you think? [caption id="attachment_785" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="All the fixings for a great meal."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_786" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Detail of the kitchen counter."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_787" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="First aid kit."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_788" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Off the rack, never worn."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_789" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="There were probably fifty of these that I could see."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_790" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="In the bedroom."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_791" align="aligncenter" width="425" caption="Medicine cabinet."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_792" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="I declined this free lunch."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_793" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="An aunty and a lamb."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_794" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="On a closet floor."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_795" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="No comment."][/caption] [caption id="attachment_796" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Carpe diem."][/caption]    

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