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Sunshiney day

February 28th, 2019 at 03:20 pm

The end of the road, during one of my workweek lunch break walks.

I did my investment report a day early, and I like what I investments have continued to rebound nicely. In fact, my net worth is the highest it's been since Feb 2018 (which was my all-time high).

The macro look at the month of February shows that year-to-date, I've spent about as much as I've earned. I was ahead last month, but in February I had 2 big expenses that wiped out the January surplus: a $650 state tax bill and $448 to pay for this season's CSA organic farm market share.

I happened to get out of work early last Tuesday, which gave me the opportunity to attend the meeting of a local environmental action group in town. It's something I wanted to do for a long time but I rarely get out of work in winter early enough to make their meetings, but now work is easing up a bit (as it usually does for the summer).

I was promptly tapped to manage the group's litter pickup days, which they do monthly all season long. So today I'll be driving around to the town's parks, schools and other public places to do a trash inventory so I can organize the next cleanup. I'll also write a press release for the paper and Patch to invite public participation.

I've also decided, on a personal level, to no longer purchase single serving beverages. Not that I buy water, soda or other sugary drinks, but I did on occasion like to buy a case of Bai, which is sweetened with Stevia. I wrote them a letter but otherwise will just stop buying it.

Seems like a nice group. Two of their other big issues have to do with eliminating plastic grocery store bags and the pollinator crisis. I think they're also talking to local restaurants about plastic takeout stuff.

5 Responses to “Sunshiney day”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    What a lovely photo. I think my blood pressure dropped just seeing it!

    What a great thing you are doing to manage the group's litter pick up days. I am shocked at how many people think it is OK to just throw stuff out and leave it.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Thank you, rob....I always appreciate your positive and supportive comments. Smile

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I seem to be the primary person picking up trash on the base track and football field. I can't believe how many people leave trash behind. I've thrown away shoes!! But I've found quite a few dollars in coins, too. Enjoy your new group.

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    You have some beautiful scenery for your walks. Lovely photo. I would print a copy of it and frame it for inspiration.

  5. crazyliblady Says:

    I also find the litter crisis with one time use containers to be problematic. I don't use bottles, usually, unless I am out of town and away from my reusable mug for water. I do reuse plastic bottles for various garden projects.

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