Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We Are RICH!!!


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Okay, that may be a bit of an overstatement, but having spent the morning cleaning out the truck and cleaning out the garage to get ready for the house sale to close next week and to give the Jeep to our daughter just before we leave, we just made a small fortune!

Let me explain...  As you may know if you have read some of our earlier posts we have scrapped copper and other metals in the past, so today when I was cleaning the last of our junk out of ther garage, I thought why not, I knew there would not be too much, but something is ALWAYS better than nothing, so I went to the scrap place and for a little Stainless, copper, zinc, aluminum, steel and brass I collected $64.00!  Not bad for stuff that was destined for the garbage...

Then I vacuumed out the Jeep and found $7.55 in change that had fallen behind the driver's seat!  Then just before I left, I loaded Shelley's empty wine bottles and returned them for another $6.40...

That makes the total return for the day, $77.95.... Life is good....

Another small way that we have been saving for our trip has been to sort all the American change that we get.  Because we live close to the US boarder, US change is always intermixed with our change...  The quarters, dimes, and nickels are all the same size, but when we get a full roll, we take it to our US bank and save the exchange of 11 cents on every dollar...  Maybe we are crazy, but that is $11 for every $100 we gather...  and it happens slowly, so it feels like "found" money...

The other day we completed another last minute project..  We used a Stainless steel bar from the old dodger and made some rungs for a boarding ladder for our dinghy...  We also bought a cheap plastic tool box and chained it into the dinghy to store the safety and repair stuff we need...  We hope that with a great big lock and chain it will deter all but the most intent thieves...

We will be moving on to the boat on Sunday!  There is no turning back now....

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