A while back I wrote about how we save aluminum cans and I crush them with the old Blazer that sits in the driveway. Remember that?
Well, we have been saving cans for a while now. The bags were piling up in our backyard. Every time we had a storm or high winds I would have to trek across my yard and my neighbors yards to gather up all of the bags of cans that had been blown away.
I finally got a chance to take the cans in to get them recycled. Here is a pic of my truck loaded up with all of the cans…
Well, after driving to the recycling center, unloading the truck, the cans were weighed…
86 lbs of cans!
My engineering mind has got the best of me and I really want to know just how many cans make up 86 lbs?
Two thousand seven hundred fifty two cans! Holy cow!
It’s hard enough to save money for ourselves, however we want to be able to put some money away from time to time for Ace’s future. Recycling cans is one way we decided to get this done.
Anyways, I received $55.90 for all of these cans. This money is going straight into Ace’s savings account. Don’t spend it all in one place little man!
Not too shabby for something that we would have usually thrown away, eh?
We just got our first snow last night in central Ohio. I woke up this morning to a wonderful snow covered landscape. It was so peaceful, yet exciting at the same time.
Remember when we were kids? I remember waking up seeing the snow and before I was even out of bed, yelling, “Mom! Is school canceled?”
“Not yet!,” Mom replied, “Come get some breakfast!”
The entire time my brother and I were eating an entire loaf worth of cinnamon toast, we were planning what we were going to do with our snow day.
Should we build a snowman? Should we build a fort and have snowball fights? Should we dig tunnels into the snow drifts? Will anyone take us sledding?
After patiently waiting for the radio to go through all of the school cancellations we finally heard the name of our school. We would jump up and down and rejoice!
Diving into the closet we would break out our slew of winter clothes. Snow pants, coats, hats, gloves, long underwear, boots, and those thick socks.
Did you have multiple sets of winter clothes? Remember playing outside for so long that your gloves and the knees of your pants were just soaked! Snot was dried onto your face mask, and spit crystals formed around the mouth of it?
Mom would call us in for lunch. We would come inside and strip down to our skibbies. We scarfed down whatever she whipped up that day. Mom would put the snow clothes from the morning play session on top of the furnace ducts so that they would be dry if we needed to change yet again that day. Then we put on our second set of fresh, dry, snot free snow clothes. Then we put on our second set of fresh, dry, snot free snow clothes and ran outside to do it all over again!
*** At this point I leave dream world and snap back into reality ***
Well, today was nothing like that for me. I didn’t eat breakfast because that requires me to get up 15 minutes earlier. There was no getting excited about anything. I didn’t listen to the radio for a work cancellation…because that just doesn’t happen. Since work wasn’t cancelled I hopped in my truck and drove across town. The normal 45 minute drive turned into 2.5 hours.
I was THIIIS close to turning around, going home, and taking a
snow sick day.
Man, I wish I was a kid again!
I guess I can wait until Ace is in school and starts getting snow days. Maybe then I could justify staying home from work and playing in the snow all day long. Snotty snow mask and all! 😀