A poorly executed good idea

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A poorly executed good idea

By M Davies   /     Jul 16, 2008  /     Annoyances, BUGS  /  

I feel like I should be on Project Runway with a title like that.  The judges are always saying that to the designers.

Lake Township’s refuse service sucks.  Well actually its non-existant, and that’s the problem.  They have no garbage service or pick up recycling service.  The garbage is:  find your own provider.  Recycling:  BYOC (bring your own cans to the municipal building)  In Hanover Township, we paid a yearly fee (200 bucks) and they pick up your trash every week, and recycling every other week. 

I can’t get a solid answer as to when the Lake Township recycling collection is held.  I thought someone said it was on the first Sunday of the month, but I can’t remember for sure and I don’t have a website or any information to confirm that against.  I emailed the Lake Township commisioners with no response back.  However, since we just had a party on 4th of July the cans and bottles, they are piling up. We have 2 full 32 gallon cans. 

Since I paid for the whole year of Hanover Township garbage, I figured that maybe I can bring the recycling down to the old house.  I am working in the vacinity of it and it wouldn’t be too much trouble to take it over on my way in.  Well last night I dug out my Hanover Township garbage schedule and found out that recycling is tomorrow.  I put down an old blanket in the back of my jeep and loaded the two cans in this morning and hoped for the best. 

Decent idea right?  Wrong…read below.

I take a winding back road from Dallas to Plymouth every morning.  Part of it has really bad pot holes.  Everytime I’d go over one I’d hear "CLANG CLANG".  Or going around a corner "CLANG".  All in all I made it to the old house in one piece with the recycling cans.  Nothing spilled and nothing was broken.  However, when I opened the rear door to unload the cans from the back I noticed something…something moving.  ANTS.  Everywhere.  Ants ants ants.  Crawling on the door, the window, the floor, the cans, the blanket.  EWWWWW, they must have taken up residence in the cans.  I carefully unloaded the cans in front of the house and tried to shake off the blanket and get rid of the ants.  They must have suction cups for feet because they weren’t coming off.  Then I started blowing.  I blew 3 or 4 ants off the rear door.  This was all in a span of about 5 minutes at around 8am.  My old neighbors probably thought I was on speed or something this morning.  Nope, I didn’t even have a coffee until about an hour ago. 

So I drove to work and am hoping the ants don’t take over my car while I work.  If an ant crawls on me while I’m driving I will seriously freak the fuck out.  I know its just an ant, but I hate the sensation of bugs crawling on your skin.  Like just seeing those ants in my trunk made me want to itch all over and take a shower.  Ick.

What is it with the bugs lately?  Like they are attracted to me and my family and follow us everywhere we go.

About M Davies

Hi! My name is Michelle and I'm the sassy author of this blog. I also am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, contributor at NEPA Blogs, 1/3 of NEPA BlogCon and work behind-the-scenes in local TV.

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