On Nature, Health & Free Money

We are now into our 4th month of living on the lake.

Given the mild winter we are having, Cindy and I have had the opportunity to take many long walks in our natural habitat, with few, if any, carbon units around to bother us ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Recently, on our walks, we began noticing free money lying around.


You see, like several states, Maine has a redemption law providing a nickel for every soda can and fifteen cents for every vodka bottle.

So, we have begun making a game out of this. She’ll walk on one side of the dirt road and I the other as we scan for, and pick up, nickels.

Not only are we thoroughly enjoying our walks along the lake, we are cleaning up nature AND making money. How can you beat that?

To be clear, we also carry an extra trash bag to pick up the worthless litter we find…

Interestingly, as the snow continues to melt more and more nickels are materializing. This, in addition to fresh nickels that show up along the roads on a daily basis from dirtbags who don’t seem to respect nature.

I’ll admit, I was one of those dirtbags in my younger years…

Today, we hit the jackpot. Our guess is that someone dumped the litter from a bachelor or bachelorette party in the woods many months ago. So, we begrudgingly picked up the litter and sorted out the MANY beer cans and bottles. Score!

Anyway, we are looking forward to the summer months when there will be a lot more dirtbags (I mean carbon units) around throwing nickels out their car window.

To quantify, in a very short period of time, we have accumulated enough nickels to put over 5 gallons of gas in Rover.

All, while enjoying the exercise from our long walks in nature.

Life is good!

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