Hey there! In the last month I have stumbled into another interesting oppurtunity. I currently am working for a picker who travels Indiana looking for unique things to sell. It's really interesting. If you have seen the showAmerican Pickers, then you have some idea of what I'm talking about. My job is similiar to that.
Right now I am the manager for my picker. (Picker Bob) I manage his Craig's List and might be making a website for him to post on. Anyway, Picker Bob is in the process of picking the old elementary school in our town. This past summer we built a new primary school, and the old building won't be in use any more. It will be demolished. Picker Bob went to our school auction and paid a flat fee to find anything useful left in the school and resell it. So the things he finds aren't really as cool as like vintage Coca-Cola machines or anything, but the things he finds are pretty unique. He has all of the glass windows, the letters from the outside of the building, boiler pieces; all things that are from the '50s. I went to that elementary school when I was younger, and he was nice enough to let me keep something from the building. I'm not sure what I'll keep yet.
As of right now, I am waiting for him to take inventory of everything he has so I can post on Craig's List, but a couple of weeks ago he offered me some extra work. I went in during the weekend and tore down copper wires from the electric units, and collected aluminium in the first grade hallway (around six classrooms). My parents helped me collect everything and also made sure I was safe while doing the demolition work. It was really cold, messy, and different, but I collected around $200 in aluminum and copper. It was a fun experience. Picker Bob has lots of interesting stories to tell, and he was happy to have me work for him since I am saving my money for a good cause.
All my money will be going to my Blue Stars fund, and it's adding up fast. Check out more pictures on my Flickr page.