BeltLine Cleanup day was

Amazing…

Uplifting

Encouraging

It was awesome to see SO many volunteers to help kick off the clean up in the West End, Westview section of Atlanta. I, as a resident, am truly thankful to all who do not live in this area that ventured out to help. I had NO clue what to expect…. especially being assigned to the Trash Pickup group……yikes! *I thought I signed to cut down vines* LOL… but hey, I go with the flow. It’s MY community right? Apparently it is MY community and the home to MUCH hidden construction debris. Would you believe right on Langhorn, hidden in the Kudzu we found house doors, bathroom tile (in tack- 1/4th of a wall) several car batteries, MUCH molded sheet rock,rusty paint cans, huge plastic primer cans, counter tops-granite (* hidden treasure lol) brooms and the list could go on and on- to summerize- we found a HOUSE..lol.. or what WAS a house. It was amazing..and I didn’t get grossed out by picking up all the rusty stuff (with gloves) lol.. which, if you know me,the thought of rust next to me freaks me out.

I might have some pictures to post later- one of the volunteers said she would email me a few.. 🙂 Hope to get those to you soon!

Working with the City…

Two things I did today. Both of which I THOUGHT would be a hassle has proven to be very simple.

1) I called to request street lights on my block-404-330-6699. I do not understand why this wasn’t done sooner. Actually, I think because I usually enter in at the side of my house and not the front, I never realized just how dark it is. The single light in the middle of the block is NOT uncovering nor discouraging illegal activities. So I called. They put in my request and will send someone out. I’ll stay on that.

2) I called Dept of Public Works, Solid Waste Services 404-330-6333 and requested a public trash can to be placed a the corner of my house. The lady put in the request and said someone will be out to do that. That simple? Wow? So why was I living with the trash the school kids leave in front of my house? (the school bus picks them up on the side of my house and for some reason they have decided to utilize the front of my home,stairs, as the waiting area, and my curb as a garbage disposal. Do you know how much candy kids eat before school? -TOOO much!)

So today I learned a lesson. The city and their services, can not work for you- if you don’t put them to work. Shame of me!