Bottles and Cans

Got some bottles and cans at and near the beach today.  We got a late start so went with low expectations and made enough to buy lunch.  It’s kind of fun but it’s very dirty work and I don’t want to get my sleep spot (my van) stinky and sticky with soda and beer from the bottles and cans.

We also enjoyed the beach.  The waves were huge and I collected a lot of pretty shells.  Maybe I will make them into something.  OR NOT!  Maybe I can just enjoy the memory without making money out of it.

Since collecting bottles and cans is very dirty work, I’ve been thinking about another way to make money.  I have been thinking about selling things out of my van.  I think candy might work…no chocolate though, until the weather cools off.  I would love to hear more ideas.

As far as whether it is legal or not, illegal Mexicans do it all the time with their little carts of mayonnaise covered corn and their tomales.  Any way if the cops want to bust me for selling candy, they can have at it.  Note:  I haven’t done it yet so don’t bother sending the coppers out to arrest me yet (Cobra).

Speaking of The Cobra, I have not seen her around for a very long time.  She is probably hiding since everyone hates her so much.  GOOD RIDDANCE!

I found out something interesting today.  I found out that panhandling for money is illegal in California but you CAN ask people to put gas in your van’s gas tank.  I have never done this but it’s good to know it’s an option if I ever don’t have money for gas.

That’s all for now.   Stay safe everyone.


About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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3 Responses to Bottles and Cans

  1. Ryu says:

    Cool. You’ve found a new hobby.

    Maybe you could throw up a sign in your van “Cold Bottled Water: $1.” Then just have water in a cooler or something. Sell beach junk from your van. Just buy it at a retail place and mark it up.

    Wait a minute. A tortilla with mayo and corn? Ugh!

    • Maureen says:

      No tortilla, just corn roasted in aluminum foil. In the town next door, illegal immigrants cart them around in coolers, ringing a bell and selling them.

    • Maureen says:

      I did the math and if my calculations are correct, I can make a profit of $4.62 per six pack. Water is taxed here and there is a bottle deposit.

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