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News And Notes From NCN

There’s no need for an introduction.  Let’s just get to some updates!

I still haven’t decided what I want to do with my car, now that I have an estimate for the damage caused by the collision with the deer.  I am leaning, however, towards fixing the car, in January, and driving it until the wheels fall off.  In fact, I’m 99% sure that this is what I’ll do.

I am still taking submissions for the 2008 Charity Spotlight.  The first four charities spotlighted were awesome, and the next four will be spotlighted tomorrow morning.

I have been selling various items on eBay, and working to build my modified CD ladder.  My goal, as you may recall, is to create $100 a month in additional income, through eBay, and then use that income to build by ladder.  So far, in the first nine days of December, I’ve netted $45.

Way back in March, I mentioned that I have started to collect and recycle aluminum cans.  My goal?  To recycle enough cans so that I can purchase a new lawn mower.  Guess what?  I’m still collecting, but I’m FAR short of my goal of 64,000 cans.  Once a week, I walk the roads surrounding my house, and I still manage to pick up a couple dozen cans each outing.  Even if I never reach my goal, it’s nice to get outside and do a little to help clean up the neighborhood.

Over at No. Calories Needed, where I write about health and fitness, I’ve noted that I am now down 21.8 pounds since September 29, 2008.  I feel so much better, and our monthly grocery bill has dramatically decreased!

There you go- a few updates from the world of NCN.  Rock on.

4 thoughts on “News And Notes From NCN

  1. NCN – Like your can collecting idea. I just wrote a post on the subject. You should consider telling your neighbors and friends about the idea and giving them crates/bins to save their cans for you. That way you enlist others to help with your goal and they just wait for you to swing by and pick up the cans.

    Congrats on the weight loss, too!

  2. This is genius! Make money, clean up the neighborhood, and lose weight through exercise. Recruiting the neighbors is a great idea too. Many people want to recycle, they just don’t want the hassle of carrying everything to the recycling center. Hence the popularity of curbside recycling. YOU could be their curbside recycler for cans and make even more money!

  3. Great call on the car, unless the accident/repair is huge then I think it makes sense to keep the car and repair it (and drive it until the wheels fall off). If you have to get a new vehicle then opt for a 2-3 year old used vehicle with high reliability and low cost of vehicle ownership (most Hondas and Toyotas fall into this category). A new vehicle purchase is, in my view, a colossal waste of money.

    Good luck!

    Vince Scordo – a practical living blog

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