Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Today's Adventure: Taking Responsibility

shattered glass near a neighbor's driveway
   We live in a nice neighborhood where houses were built in the early 1960s and most people keep their houses nice and lawns well-cared for. There are exceptions of course, and it's the lazy ones that stand out. Today, though I'm writing about just being responsible for little things- like whenever your trash spills out, or glass breaks on the street. 
   In short, clean it up!



Some of the shattered glass
  There are no sidewalks in our neighborhood until you get on one of the more traveled throughways, so everyone walks on the side of the street. Many people in the neighborhood walk their dogs, too. 
  THE ISSUE: At a house located about 4 houses from us, there has been shattered glass on the street for the last 2 weeks. We can't figure out if the house is inhabited (although trash is put out occasionally) and there are 2 cars in the driveway that are covered over.  No one ever answers the door either, so we think the house is abandoned and just being used to keep cars.
All cleaned up - it took 4 minutes
   Not only is this large area of shattered glass troublesome for dogs and dog walkers, but little kids play in the area and sometimes run barefoot - not to mention getting glass in car tires. 
ACTION:  
   NO ONE has picked it up. So, now that I waited the two weeks, I walked over with a bag and dustpan and brush and swept it up.   We just don't understand the lack of care, concern for anyone or why anyone would want a large area of shattered glass in front of their house. The lack of consideration for others makes us crazy!

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14