Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
I was home with Sabrina on Tuesday as she was sick. Tuesday is also the day when my garbage and recycling gets picked up. So, when we heard the garbage truck backup into my driveway, we decided to check it out from the kitchen window. What I saw really pissed me off, so I quickly grabbed my camera and snapped these pictures. This guy decided to skip a few steps and dumped all of the recycling materials together with the trash into the trash section of the garbage truck. Paper, cardboard, cans, plastics, and glass, all in the trash!
This was the third time that I have witnessed this incident, so I gave the trash company a call and asked them if they recycled, and they said, ".....yes, offcourse!" So, I asked, ".....then, why are ya trashing my recycling materials? Am I wasting my time recycling this crap?" Long story short, they agreed that the driver shouldn't have done that, and bla bla bla, and they will rectify the problem ASAP.
So, we had an Ice-cream social at my place of work last week. The entire College was invited to attend this event, and who could pass Ben & Jerry's ice-cream! At the same time, we celebrated our Dean's retirement as the Dean of the College Of Medicine. Good luck and best wishes, John!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
The bottom panels of both garage doors were starting to rot and were coming apart when the doors were being opened or closed. I had to do something about it, so I came up with this patch work. The panels held up good and so far so good. This will buy me some time until I need to replace the doors or have them professionally fixed, and at the same time hopefully I can put some money aside for the replacements. Ouch!
Finally! My new mailbox is up!
I purchased this mailbox from Home Depot and installed it this weekend. I used the existing 4x4 post but had to cut it to the desired lenght as it was way too long. My kids assisted a little here and there on this project. Turned out pretty good.