Yesterday Allied Waste came to speak to students about safety around the trash truck. At the end, they asked the kids if they had any questions. With 8 year-olds there are ALWAYS questions. One of my babies asked how much money the men on the back of the truck make. His answer was astonishing- UP TO $200 a DAY! They work 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year. That means their yearly salary is more than mine, and I have a Master's Degree!!!!! The next question came from one of the teachers, "Are you hiring?" (That was a joke.) By the way, they don't even touch the trash. They have a claw on the truck that picks the can up and dumps it for them, so it's really not THAT gross.
On to running. After a late night, I didn't go on my run until almost 8:30. The sun was out and it was about 65 degrees, perfect running weather. I decided to run the golf course near my house. I like this route b/c I don't have to drive to run. I run from the house, through the neighborhood to a trail. The trail goes around a lake, through the woods to the country club golf course. I get to run this route much b/c it is always dark when I go for my runs. I love how the lake looks when the wind blows and the sun is shining on it. Pfitz scheduled an easy 5 miler for today, but I made it 6 because I was thoroughly enjoying myself. It was a good start to a day of cleaning and organizing the house. We are having a small get-together tonight, so I want everything to be tidy. Happy weekend and thanks for reading!