Saturday, August 22, 2015

 
HURRICANE DANNY SEEMS TO BE MOVING NORTH
 
There are two weather systems north of Danny which could send it south again.  But for now it appears there is a chance it will either cross Florida into the Gulf or head up the east coast.  People you cannot wait until the last minute to dispose of your brush and trash.  Because the city already picked up the bulk trash about 10 days ago I took my brush to the dumps this morning.

 
THE CITY LANDFILL THIS MORNING
 
The bulk brush area is closed so they had us all dumping our bulk brush in the regular trash area.  It was nice going at 8:15 a.m.  There was no line to get in.  Last night I trimmed the Palms in my front yard in anticipation of hurricane season.  I placed them in the bed of my truck, and tied a tarp over the brush.  I was ready to go at 8:15 a.m.
 
I am also posting this picture because people need to understand what they are dumping.  Recycling is important.  During the season when I am not mowing the grass it takes about 6 weeks for me to fill one trash can with garbage.  My roommate and I recycle everything.  Most food is fresh so cans are a rare bird in my home. 
 
I love the fact that Bela was teaching her cousins last week where all the  different recycling goes and why it is important to recycle.  I have containers for everything.  When I go to the center on Elizabeth street everything is sorted and clean.  It is called respect for the workers.  We donate the soda and beer cans [I do not drink soda or beer but my guest do bring soda and beer] to an elderly man who has a lot of people doing the same.  He sells them for gas and grocery money.  Given the number of people who are giving him cans, he is making a good chunk of change every month.
 
Off to clean the pool, and then mow the yard.
 
My bananas are getting big.  I do not know if they will be eating or plantain bananas but I am going to have a lot. I've learned you must care for the trees and water them a lot if you want fruit you can use.  I spent an hour on the purple one yesterday.
 
I've also learned that if you spend enough time with the Elephant ears they will get as tall as the house.

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