Favorite Spot and Trashy Treasure

Here are a couple of photos from one of my favorite spots.  I visited there yesterday.  It’s a little out of my way so I don’t always want to use the gas to go there.

0226151342a0226151347 0226151346aI always feel refreshed when I go here.  There’s a nice breeze from the water, it’s quiet and there are no homeless people around to remind me of unhappy things.  I can just enjoy nature.  Quiet to me is a dwindling resource.

Around 10 years ago I lived in a ghetto and perhaps once a week or two there would be a police helicopter looking for someone and I hated to hear it.  Now, in this “nicer” area, a noisy police helicopter is over my head every day.  I resent the intrusion.

I try to drive down alleys whenever possible now when I’m on my way to work or whatever, looking for things that people are throwing away that I might be able to sell.  Some people actually make a practice of doing this every morning…going up and down alleys  but I’m not sure I should spend the gas money on this until I’m fairly sure it is profitable.  Yesterday I found a surfboard.  It has a small crack in the front but the owner of a surfshop says it might be worth $80 as is.  I think he was just being nice.  I listed it on Craigslist for $50 or best offer.  I would be happy to get $20.  I actually had it in the van last night when I slept.  I need to unload it!

Ya have to be careful with this sort of thing because if things don’t sell you have to be willing to face that…that you made a “mistake” about its value and that you have to throw it away.  Otherwise you end up with a storage unit (or worse yet a vehicle!!) full of junk. I don’t want to end up on that Hoarders show!

 

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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