We’re in the Money

Monday, July 13th, 2020 – Safeway

A nice sunny morning to start off the week. And, we found money.

We think more people should toss money out the windows. That’s our two cents.

As we started our walk, we found that someone set out some free stuff.

We took the balloons. Thank you!

Hey Kelly, you’re fourteen years old.

And you’ve learned to litter. You Rock!

Someone gave up on Summer altogether.

He smashed his sunglasses. Too bad, too, today is supposed to be sunny.

A lost finger splint.

Wonder what happened to his finger? Did he flip off the wrong person?

Well, this sucks.

Part of a vacuum hose.

And this is ominous.

On Norway Hill, the shell from a rubber bullet, 1.5 inches in diameter. We haven’t had any riots here, that we know of. Maybe, since the police in Seattle are no longer allowed to use them, an officer brought some home to use on the rabbits. Rabbits do run rampant over the hill.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 – Park-and-Ride

Another nice walk today, but we found no money. We did remove a bird with colorful dark, rust-red feathers from the road. Not a Robbin. Hey, we’re not ornithologists. We’re just trying to provide some color commentary.

On this route, we walk through the Brickyard Park-and-Ride. We used to pick up the trash and kept it pretty clean. However, a few weeks ago, a Metro worker asked us not to clean it because it was his job, and we respected his request. Since then, we walk through the area and pull the pop tabs off any cans, but leave the trash. It has been going down hill.

The picture in the upper left is a Coors Light party spot and the Metro guys did pick up about eight cans but inexplicably left two. Both with the pop tabs plucked which means we had left them.

Ok, this was different at the Park-and-Ride.

Bottles instead of cans. This must be the neat litterers. Bottles neatly lined up, carton folded nearby. Not like those can guys who toss their cans wherever. Good job! [said facetiously]

Also at the Park-and-Ride.

Like we’ve been saying. It’s not THAT kind of ride.

Someone else dumped their sunglasses.

They were in good condition except they only had one lens. They could have belonged to a pirate. Arrr!

We are not political with TrashWalking.blog, we just thought this was humorous. Someone put up a Biden-for-President sign and someone with a Magic Marker altered it. Sign Guy put up a notice that if the Marker Guy keeps meddling with his signs, he will donate more money to the Democrats and post more signs.

He did and Marker Guy did. We’ll see who runs out of money or Magic Markers first.

Another snack for us!

Homemade brownies. They looked good to us, but they also looked good to the ants who beat us to them. Pass.

We found a discarded hotel key card.

Obviously someone did not want to “help save a life.” The back of the card stated, “For every key left in the Hotel Keys of Hope collection box, we will donate $1 of the hotel room value up to $1,000,000…” Wow, those are expensive hotel rooms.

Another unopened beverage, of sorts.

Seventeen bucks? Herbal Clean QCarbo16 for a one-day detox according to their website. The directions are,

  1. Shake the bottle and drink the entire 16 oz. at a comfortable yet consistent pace.
  2. Refill the bottle with water and drink at the same pace.
  3. Urinate frequently during the first hour to expel toxins.
  4. Same day cleanse completed.

We were all in but realized we were more than an hour from home and urinating frequently might be an issue during our walk. It hurt, but we dumped the seventeen dollar contents out to lighten our load. Damn. We forgot to shake it before we opened it.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 – Safeway

Today, we picked up a lot of trash, but little noteworthy. We did get some rewards.

We found money.

Eleven cents in shiny coins. Not run over, either. Nice.

Also, we got an A on our walk today.

This will definitely help our G.P.A.

Then we found this.

Okay, we may be on an episode of Sesame Street.

No, please don’t click on it. We got enough when our kids were growing up.

Thursday, July 16th, 2020 – Park-and-Ride

Today’s walk was another nice day. Came across a roadkill rabbit that needed to be removed, but that was not the low point for us. At the park-and-ride, a bus driver stopped for us.

She is one of the bus drivers who regularly waves to us on our walks. She stopped to say goodbye because she had been laid off due to the pandemic. We wished her well and pray that an end to this pestilence will come soon.

On the brighter side, this is turning out to be a reasonable money week, at least for consistency.

Another dime. It’s not much, but better than the alternative.

This was eerie. One of the first things we found was a swarm of ants.

It was about eighteen inches long, but we don’t know what it was that they were attacking. Chuck knelt down to take this photo. When he stood up he found his knee was covered in ants. He brushed them off, not wanting ants in his pants.

This is kind of cool.

A hat from the House of Blues. The House of Blues is a restaurant chain with eleven restaurants in major cities. So we went to their site to get more info about the hat. The site was under construction. Really? Eleven restaurants and your website is still under construction? Nice hat, though. It looks good in our hat collection.

Friday, July 17th, 2020 – Safeway

Today’s weather was a bit of a downer. We didn’t have any rain and it was warm, but there was a heavy overcast. So heavy we needed to use our flashlights for a good part of the walk. In past years, we had at least a month where we didn’t even carry our flashlights. There’s still time. We’ll see.

We did have a bright spot, though. Actually a very bright spot. We found folding money!

Twenty bucks!

But wait, there’s more!

Unfolding the folding money, there was another folded twenty. Forty dollars!

Early in our walking, a person gave us two $20 Starbuck’s gift certificates and once a restaurateur gave us two $25 gift certificates to his restaurants. That was our biggest one-day reward. This is our biggest one-day, cash payoff. Unless you count the $1100 smashed watch we found early on.

Let’s see, two people, two-hour walk. Our hourly wage today was $10 an hour. Dang, still below Washington State’s minimum of $12. We may write a letter to our employer if we can figure out who it is.

These two vehicles were in the same location where all the furniture was for free on Monday.

Now, if they added a “Free” sign…

Another broken hubcap.

We passed it off to the next dumpster.

We’ve seen this ball before and tossed it back.

We tossed it back again today. If we find it again, it will go into our ball collection, the three-strike rule. Of course, the homeowner may be saying “where the hell did this ball come from?” And tossed it back over the fence toward the road.

It looks like someone is taking orders for masks.

We’re thinking William will be the next James Bond in the movies.

Saturday, July 18th, 2020 – Riverside Drive

We ended our walking week on a clear, warm morning. We removed a roadkill snake and rabbit from the streets and found more money.

Thirty-seven cents in one location and another penny later on. A total of thirty-eight cents. This has been a banner week for finding money, a total of $40.61.

Our weekly Glove-and-Poop Bag report.

Only 21 gloves and 8 bags. We prefer not having record weeks in these categories.

Someone left us a bouquet of flowers.

Next time, leave them somewhere we can see them, not hidden down a gulley.

Now this person left us a gift in a more visible location.

Half a bottle of vodka. A little early for us, maybe later, thank you.

We find a barrette every once in a while.

Today we found three. Bad hair day.

More sockets for our found tool collection.

Now, if only we could find a ratchet to go with all the sockets.


This one is listed on the FDA website as containing Sildenafil and tadalafil, the active ingredients in Viagra and Cialis. Maybe this stuff works. Or maybe they paid the FDA to state that.

Someone got a new backhoe.

This plastic card explaining how their SMARTASSIST – Remote system works. Obviously written by the Marketing Department. The machine does not send signals to the GPS Satellite and the GPS Satellite does not communicate with the SMART ASSIST Portal.

On the freeway off ramp, we found five beer cans of various brands, all with the pop tab missing.

With these five tabs, we may have had a record pop tab day. Bastards.

Also on the off ramp, someone lost the the bottom half of her bikini.

Silly girl. You would think she’d notice. We’re sure a lot of other people did.

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