Amnesty Day

Once a year our garbage collection company offers an Amnesty Day.

Normally, our company won't pick up anything that doesn't fit into the standard issue trash can but on Amnesty Day you can put anything out by the road and they will pick it up.

Which means the night before, the streets are lined with piles of junk.

It's like a Redneck version of Christmas morning.

Needless to say, we couldn't miss such a golden opportunity to collect more junk.

There weren't as many piles this year as there have been in the years past - I guess people aren't buying new and throwing away the old as much now as they used to.

But we did make several really good finds.

These bikes are in almost perfect condition.

They both need new hand grips but everything else on them is in excellent shape.

This bike is also in excellent shape and even though we've looked it over good we can't find anything wrong with it.

We also found these two wicker chairs that will look great in our Florida room.

New cushions and maybe a little paint and they'll be good to go.

This little cooler seems like it's ok.

I guess we'll find out the next time we're at the beach.

And this lawnmower will be perfect for Tower Camp.

It needs a new front wheel but it cranks and runs fine.

I love Amnesty Day.

You never know what treasures you'll find in junk piles by the road.