Did you celebrate? Do you celebrate? What did you do?
Do I celebrate? Of course! Every day is a holiday around here. I treated myself to the sights at the Old Fishing Hole. I saw sunning turtles...and my favorite migratory bird...the Yellow-headed Blackbird.I also celebrated by planting a tomato plant. I'm looking forward to sun-warmed tomatoes later this summer.
Then I came home and blew the whole deal by using spray paint...twice.
Naked plug surrounded by recycled newspaper.Primed plug surrounded by recycled newspaper.Painted plug surrounded by recycled newspaper.I painted the gas plug in the dining room. Notice the recycled newspaper. LOL.
I'd like to think I redeemed myself when I refused a bag at the hardware store, Wal-Mart, and the grocery store.
I do try to be conscious of what I bring into the house and as a result what leaves as garbage.
Speaking of garbage. Did you know a little old man took my paneling from the living and dining room to put up in his cabin at the lake? It didn't go in the landfill.
The ceiling tiles were tested for asbestos and found to be positive so they didn't go to the landfill.
The plaster is going to be crushed and turned into something else.
All of the lumber is going to be recycled into a greenhouse for me one of these days.
The metal strips from the drop ceiling went to the recycling center.
Part of the carpet was taken for a dog kennel. I didn't know people carpeted dog kennels, but that's okay.
I'm sure I could have done better, but I think I did a pretty good job. Happy Earth Day.
Tomorrow I'll give a house update.