2020 August 03


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.A beautiful golden sunrise.Now that is calm! Wind at zero miles per hour with an average of one mile per hour. If I were in a sail driven ship, that would be unsettling..

I was looking through some photos from several years ago and came across this one. This is one of my favorite Santa photos. Santa at work.

If you read yesterday’s post you already know that we picked up the seven or eight tall kitchen bags of the cans at church yesterday. We had planned to get out in the cool of the morning and take any tabs off that we’re still on. We were also going to crush them so that they would fit into a smaller number of (larger) bags.

However we did not get out early. One of us, I won’t mention Ella’s name, but one of us didn’t get up ’till fairly late today. So, after we had breakfast and and did our morning devotion, it was already starting to get pretty warm. Okay warm is an understatement. It was getting hot. It managed to get up to 100 degrees. However around 4:30 this afternoon it started to rain.

Ella posted: The rain today brought cooler weather. The 73 degree weather made a perfect time to crush the cans to go to the recycle center. It was nice to be able to be outside for awhile.

That was time for us to go to work on the cans, because it was already cooling off a lot. As a matter of fact it managed to get down to 73 degrees from the 100. That’s a pretty good drop.

The good news is we managed to get all seven or eight bags (I still lost track of how many there were) de-tabed and crushed and placed into a single 30 gallon garbage bag. That included our own stash of crushed cans, which were not counted among the bags of cans.

We tried to weigh it by weighing me with and without the bag, but it somehow our math must be off. It said we had 16 lb of can. I’m pretty sure there is much more than 16 lb.

Oh now I want to sing that that Tennessee Ernie Ford song, “You load sixteen ton and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt. Oh Saint Peter don’t you call me cuz I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store.

Except of course it would be you crush 16 lb of aluminum cans and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt.

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