I got a call from some dear friends in Alameda. It was a bit of a panic call. They wanted to know if I knew of any public dumpsters they could access so they could toss their 'unfrozen' food because their freezer had died on them. It was a large freezer - about six feet tall.
This happened on Wednesday, in the early evening. When I got their call I suggested that they come over to my house and put the thawed out food (wrapped in plastic) into my bin. They didn't want to bother me and said "no, no!"
My bins were already out on the curb because ACI does the pickup on early Thursday morning. They decided that coming by with their unfrozen food, was a good idea. Shoving it down the garbage disposal was an option, but not a good one. They pulled up to the curb and within minutes we had transferred the unfrozen food from the trunk of the car into the bin.
I've not had a garbage disposal for years. I use Bio Bags, instead of running water through the pipes. I think this happened when we had a drought maybe 10 years ago. Once I fill up the Bio Bags, I put that food waste into a small green bin (from ACI) on my back porch. From there I put that waste into my big green bin.
My friends wondered if there was a 'not to exceed' weight limit that lifted those bins into the truck. I didn't hear anything the next morning that would indicate that ACI had exceeded any weight limit.
The good news is it was hauled away in a timely manner.
A dear friend shared this photo with me. It's a good reminder that if I have something to say, think twice before saying it! Another friend said she and her husband (who have owned a business here in A-town) are hitting the road in a motor home! They are shutting down the biz. It's the same type of motor home, as some other friends! They will be traveling to Bryce Canyon and beyond. I started to laugh out loud as I remembered that my family (mom, dad, 3 younger brothers, and myself), piled into the station wagon and we were headed to Utah. We would be seeing Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. Both are beautiful...but you look up to see the mountains @ Zion and you look down to see the huge valley @ Bryce. And if you're cynical, you might whine that it's just a bunch of rocks. Knowing what I know now, I would never take any kids to either place. The drive is too long, and they would get bored and blah blah blah. Shortly after that, we moved back to Newport Beach (fr
Follow me on my Alameda Real Estate blog ! Kind of like the eclipse (it seldom happens but it's astounding when it does), in the last 12 days I had my hair cut, a mani/pedi done, my teeth cleaned, and my face cleaned up. I don't even remember when these items last happened in such a short time period. I felt like a million bucks. And then I started thinking about how often does the first of the month happen to be on a Sunday? Turns out google knows via the TimeandDate.com website (which is kinda fascinating). And it's more often than I thought. Oct 1st will be the next time a Sunday is the first of the month. And then I started thinking about the autumnal equinox. I mean, who doesn't? Maybe the question should be 'What are you talking (thinking) about, Marilyn?' This is my favorite time of year....autumn, fall, the space between summer and winter. The light outdoors is so sharp during the fall, even though there's less of it. As a very rank amat
All are welcomed! We're supporting Alameda (city) Meals on Wheels! If you choose to make a donation to the Shredding party, I'll match it, and AMOW is the winner! This Saturday, April 23rd, 9am until noon!