The perfect storm of being between video projects, the weather being unusually mild and forgetting that I'm a lot older than I care to admit, culminated in spontaneously doing yard work in a common area.
|I'd been watching this weed grow for months. It's just west of the light at Cervera on Central.|
My original goal was to remove a couple of the tumbleweeds before they got bigger and looked even worse.
|Here is the reverse angle view before I tackled it.|
|It was pretty easy getting this one out, so I went on to more.|
|You can see the debris in the gutter. It's months of accumulated hay that falls from trucks that leave Round Up to the east.|
What I thought was going to be about 45 minutes turned into three hours.
It's not easy to see in the photos below because there is a drainage ditch between the dirt path and the house that is clogged with vegetation and dirt. Strangely, the drainage ditch to the east of the intersection is clear (see further below).
|Initially I just had a couple of tumbleweeds in mind, but once I started I couldn't stop until I'd cleared from the corner to past the speed limit sign and a little beyond.|
That's basically what happened here.
Those weeds had to go somewhere and into the drainage ditch they went. Now I'm just waiting to hear, "Kevin!!! What did you do to my room?"
I mean, "Joseph!!! What did you do to my drainage ditch?" ☺
|I bet I could clean that out in less than a year, but I'd probably have a stroke doing it.|
In the coming fiscal year's budget there is room for another PV Maintenance full time truck and crew (our contracted workforce) to address street maintenance and I'm hoping that will translate into consistently cleaner streets in the coming months and years.
|I have my eye on this stretch of sidewalk next.|
I'd also like to find out how feasible an "adopt a trail" program is, and if it can be used to maintain parts of our Grand Avenue Multi-use Trail once the leaning posts get fixed.
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