Saturday, October 26, 2013
Our New Career, NOT
Someone put a new salvage yard out side of town. We pass it when we go to San Antonio and I never expected to go behind the privacy fence surrounding it. Several years ago I cleaned John's garage out, wiping the shelves, throwing junk away, straightening and sweeping. It wasn't long until it was a disaster again so he hired a man to clean it. It didn't take long for it to become a broken bone waiting to happen so when he started saying he wanted to get in there and clean and throw away I didn't hold my breath. Yesterday a friend cancelled her visit and it was cool so I suggested we get started on the garage. I said we don't have to do it all in one time. To my amazement he was ready. I couldn't believe he wanted to haul some of it to the new salvage yard. I was thinking we would probably make about the price of a gallon or two of gas. We were kind of green and didn't know exactly what to do or where to go first but it all fell into place. It was neat to be junk piles, the scales we had to drive on with the junk and then to a spot where a guy directed and helped us unload. Then back on the scale, then around and into the drive-thru building to collect our bounty at a window. John ask them if they take old appliances and they do but said it may only bring three or four dollars. We had a dryer that was left by a renter. I wanted to put it on the curb for a man who collects junk but No John liked going out there so much he wanted to go right back to take the dryer and they gave him $9.00 for it. Everything totaled $27.00 so I told John we could start a new career. The place is near town and easy to get to without a lot of traffic. It's neat so you don't feel like you're going to get flat tires. I said we could go around collecting stuff people put on their curb and sell it. Guess he didn't like to go out there that much. Now we can go in the garage without fear of tripping and breaking a hip and we're $27.00 richer.