234 pounds of FUN
oh yes, it was indeed a 'sign' if ever there was one. you paula, you will become the pipe vase maker of all times came a whisper from the heap of scrap which was piled 4 times taller than i. you will make a plethora of exotic one of a kind vases for the masses dearest little artista.
i knew within a few minutes we needed the car so tod went back for it whilst i fondled and feasted on pipe after pipe. pulling them and tugging them carefully from the reachable spots hoping that the ton of scrap atop it didn't tumbled down and flatten me. it still amazes me you can go into scrap yards and just get whatever you want. most of the ones in vermont we went to stopped allowing people in. (i got busted with my camera at two places and i know they were probably worried about getting caught for some toxic doings, who knows) anyhow, this place is cool. the guy appears amused every time tod and i show up in our sneakers and shorts. me carrying a little old tote bag and gloves and us walking away with long pipes over our shoulders.
tod was gone longer than i imagined it would take, i was getting HOT. it averages mid to high 90's and the humidity is right along with the temp. i kinduh felt like i was gonna pass out or panic. here i am standing around with my pile-o-pipes wondering where is the daddy dog? help me...i'm sweating so much my eyes are stinging and i aint gots no money! ( i didnt bring more than $16 thinking i would only find a few things). guess he was searching for some cash at home....he finally showed up and we hoisted the pipes to the weigh station and had the grand total of 284 lbs. the scrap guy said 'boy i sure can't wait to see whatcha doin with all them pipes'. when i told him i cut them up into pieces and made vases out of them his eyes almost popped out of his head. i said people buy em online and he shook his head and said something about people will buy anything. that made me smile.
so we packed up the car and shoved everything under our little front step stoop. i of course worry people will come by and steal it all for resale back at the scrap yard but tod assures me no one is gonna do that. can't wait to show you some of the goodies i got. a woman on etsy was interested in black ones with no bottoms for her kitchen utensils, i found some uber cool pipes that if she doesn't want, i KNOW someone will!