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Old 03-18-2015, 06:14 PM   #4011
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I was having a nice quiet time trying to take a nap. Then I heard a really loud bang. I looked out in the hall. No one there. Then I heard even a louder bang. I looked out again and saw on the floor the number from the door of #211 and broken in half. Now I am getting nervous. The next thing there is a knock on my door. I open it and standing there are four cops. Was I all right? I told them I was nervous and shaken up. I don't know what happened, but they took the tenant out in cuffs. My apartment is in an alcove. And it is #213. #211 is a bit to close for comfort if he is going to be a constant trouble maker. I don't even know who lives there or when they even moved in.

I made a corned beef for sandwiches. It was a small one. I was looking so forward to a nice Reuben sandwich with the Gulden's mustard, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. This has caused me to lose my appetite. I even had the dark pumpernickel bread for it. Maybe later it will come back.
That sandwich sounded delicious. I hope your appetite came back in time to enjoy it.

Hopefully the tenant of 211 will be gone for a while and you'll get a decent neighbour in that apartment.
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Old 03-19-2015, 04:47 AM   #4012
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.... Plastic is here to stay folks.

but not for free. btw, i am not even sure what you are talking about, never seen it.


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Old 03-19-2015, 02:22 PM   #4013
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:55 PM   #4014
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That sandwich sounded delicious. I hope your appetite came back in time to enjoy it.

Hopefully the tenant of 211 will be gone for a while and you'll get a decent neighbour in that apartment.
Yeah, I did get to eat my sandwich. And it was delicious! I love a good Reuben sandwich. I am not fond of bread. But give me a fresh loaf of Pumpernickel, and I am one happy girl.

My neighbor had a problem with her son. He may have been high. It seems he punch her and lost his temper. It took seven cops in all to get him into cuffs.

He will be gone for a while. We have strict laws for elderly abuse. Stronger than family abuse. It covers even verbal abuse. Management got a restraining order against him. It was posted this morning. So when he gets out of jail, he will be arrested if just even seen on the property. Someone saw her last night with her three daughters. She was a little shaken, but otherwise seemed all right.
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Old 03-20-2015, 09:09 AM   #4015
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We have never had a garbage can. We have always just put our trash into a plastic trash bag and put that out at the curb. Other peoples trash cans are seen rolling around, some even in our yard, because they go to work and can't bring them back in until after work. People get a quarterly bill for trash collection. I know for a fact that some people don't pay. The trash collectors have no way of knowing who paid and who didn't. As seniors, we don't have to pay the bill, but instead buy stickers to put on the bags. $1 per sticker. We rarely have more than 1 bag, so it's cheaper than paying the quarterly bill. There have been times when we ran out of stickers and they took our trash anyway.

We are not allowed to put televisions or computers, or any electronics out for the trash. They will just leave it sit there. Used to be someone would take them to fix, but no one wants those old TVs anymore. We have to take those things to a recycling center. Right now, the only place that takes them is Staples. DH has some old computer monitors to get rid of and he better take them soon before they stop accepting them. Every once in a while, there will be a "recycling event" somewhere. They will have a day when you can take anything that's hard to dispose of...electronics, tires, old motor oil.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:11 AM   #4016
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Here, garbage collection is paid for by property taxes. They won't take electronic garbage here either. However, the city does have a place to drop electronic garbage. That was a relief when they got that. We had been going to places that would accept electronic garbage and even 10 years ago, most places wouldn't take monitors or would only take them if you paid them a fee.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:45 PM   #4017
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Here in L.A. garbage collection fee (sanitation) is part of the water and electricity bill. Every property owner is assigned 3 garbage bins with wheels, a bin each for general, yard clippings, and recyclables, for weekly pick up. And it's not cheap.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:57 PM   #4018
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I remember when L.A. didn't have garbage collection. People had incinerators. I don't know what was done with cans. Maybe the city did collect those. When incinerators were banned, garbage collection was once a week and cans once a month. We kept our garbage cans in the alley.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:06 PM   #4019
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We used to have mandatory recycling for glass and cans but it is no longer mandatory. We recycle our own cans and get money for them.

We are not allowed to put yard clippings in the trash. In the summer, they have special collections for yard waste at no extra charge, but you have to buy special bags from them for it, so there is, in effect, an extra charge.

According to Staples website, they give you points toward store credit for bringing in electronic recyclables, but don't charge you anything.
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We are allowed to have a "burn barrel" but are only allowed to burn on certain days. Has to be so far any house or shed, etc. Luckily we have newspaper recycling in our local neighborhood free of charge. You have to take the newspapers to them and put them in a dumpster. That cuts down on a lot of trash and burning.
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