I was awoken at 5 am by thunder,we had a nasty 2 hour thunderstorm that came & went a few times until 7 am,then it just stayed cloudy until almost noon..
Then the sun poked out,and up until an hour ago it was sunny and hit 67 degrees..then the skies grew dark again about 3 pm,and now it is pouring again..just when I was about to go outside and finish a job on my truck I started yesterday too late and got driven back inside by drizzly rain and fog..
We may get some 50+ mph winds here shortly too..
In my town we no longer get rubbish collection included with our insanely high property taxes--for at least 20 years we've had to buy a dump permit (prices ranged from $100 a year to $75,this year its still at $75)--then to dump trash you must buy bag tags at the highway department or one of a few local stores (pain in the butt!) and put one on each bag--the bags must be under a certain size & weight too--and you can buy no less than 5 tags at a time,for $10...
I have been using my garage wood stove to burn all the things made of paper or cardboard,which is what 90% of my trash is,and being the sole occupant I don't create much other trash I have to haul to the dump--I bought a dump permit every year since the 90's,but last year I decided not too--I only had generated about 6 bags of trash over a 8 month period,and my neighbor offered to let me put my bags in with hers when she goes to the dump,so I only have to pay for the tags for the bags..
I used to be able to score many decent items at the dump,but about 10 years ago they put dumpsters below ground level that you must back up to,and once anything is in them,it is taboo to try and retrieve anything--the metal pile is just a cinder block enclosed area about 10x10 feet now,and it is rare to see anything at all in it,the employees swipe everything for themselves are keep it,re-sell it, or scrap it..
About the only good things I get there now once in a blue moon is some tires that had nothing wrong with them,or rims..I did score two nice rally rims with center caps for my 6 lug Suburban--the employee warned me I'd have to pay the fee to dispose of the tires if I brought them back,but I told him the $2.50 fee was nothing,those rims sell for $50+ each at swap meets now,without any trim rings or center caps..
I also got a nice OEM 8 lug rim for my pickup with a useable inflated tire there for free..
But its not often you "score" there any more..