Friday, November 23, 2007


Today we packed up trash bags and other shopping bags full of "stuff" and headed off to the Salvation Army drop-off truck. Of course, being the day after Thanksgiving the truck wasn't at its normal spot. After driving around a little I found a drop-off box and unloaded the van, but I was only able to put in the bags that were tied up which left me with a few bags I was unable to unload. Unfortunately, I am left with a few bags in the back of my car that will probably remain for awhile until I am gently "forced" by Bob to get rid of them. If this is not your idea of a fun Friday morning there is another option . . . The FreeCycle Network.

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,173 groups with 4,109,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box or by clicking on “Browse Groups” above the search box.