Today's trash day.
Last night, around 6 o'clock, I noticed a neighbor had placed a retired water heater by the curb.
It was gone two hours later.
The "metal men" (or women) are one of my anecdotal benchmarks that tell me economic recovery remains an elusive thing.
Gas 50 gallon water heaters can weight around 130 to 175 pounds new. An old tank will fetch ten cents per pound at the recycling center.