Hi there! Long time no post, I know....
I have been crazy busy these last 2 weeks- doing a last minute grant application (just submitted this morning, whew!), and galivanting about and generally having a great time meeting some new friends. Next up is my taxes. Blegh- you win some, you lose some.
But I wanted to pop in and mention the greatest website a trash-picker at heart can have, and that is freecycle! If you've never heard of it, basically it is a locally-based message board where you post things you no longer want or make requests for something you need- all free. You can find out more and join a group in your area here: http://www.freecycle.org/
So far, I have given an old printer and scanner to a new home and received a bike rack for my car- still new in the box! Now, I didn't put up a picture because my camera batteries were dead, but this is what I got:
$45 brand new- but free to me!
It sure will come in handy, because my son has never ridden his bike on pavement before. (He's seven!) We don't live in an area with sidewalks and the road is too busy to ride on, so he rides in the yard. But I'd like to take him to the nearby state park for a little practice on the trails. Now that I have a bike rack, I can load up both of our bikes and we can head out. I can't tell you how happy I am to have this, and just from joining freecycle. You should try it out too!