I hit the last garage sale of the season and …
… Score! $2 each for five-gallon gas cans. Pre-repaired, besides. Take that, stupid EPA!
The linked article by Jeffrey Tucker makes me laugh:
The whole trend [toward unvented gas cans] began in (wait for it) California. Regulations began in 2000, with the idea of preventing spillage. The notion spread and was picked up by the EPA, which is always looking for new and innovative ways to spread as much human misery as possible.
Of course regulations have been circumvented by polite Freedom Outlaws ever since. And those who don’t thumb their noses at the regulations have been spilling more volatile chemicals than ever on the express orders of “environmental” bureaucrats.
This garage sale was at some rich guy’s house up on a fancier hill than the one I live on. Great sale, too. Doors, windows, construction materials, and tools of all sorts. I kept wanting to grab them, then reminding myself I’m done with that phase of my life.
I still have plenty of interior construction, but for that I already have the doors and tools required, and noplace to stash more spare materials. So I came away with the four Outlaw gas cans, a new-in-box pump for a future small pond ($3), and (okay, I can’t pass up everything tool-related), a large kit of screw-head drill bits for $1.
Today is bone-chilly, with a north wind and leaden sky. But it’s a goooooood day.