How about a HURRAH for Hanahan city workers!GOOD news is the City of Hanahan dislikes trash piling up on its streets.
The BAD news is the rundown and neglected house next door to me has just been sold and all of the trash, broken furniture, saggy couches and rubbish was hauled out and dumped curbside.
There was so much discarded debris
that it overlapped into my front yard.
The new owner apologized and tried to shift it all back in front of his property but I still had stacked grimy mattresses and broken furniture out front.
The regular trash pickup day for stuff like this is Thursday but I was doubtful the truck would even slow down when it saw this smelly heap!
Not that I would blame them.
For the next few days, people would stop, pick through the rubbish and even take away some items.
My neighbor's woeful trash dump remained where it was.
I had seen city trucks come by on Thursdays to pick up old tv sets and other "strange" discards.
Only a few more days for refuse relief. Sigh.
Could it be?
Yes! I came out with my camera to capture the moldy moment.
The crew even stopped to wave when I shouted a heartfelt Thank You!
(I think the lady-in-red was another grateful neighbor who was pleased to see the remains no longer was remaining.)
Anthony, in the red cap, has been a city employee for 11 years and said they really appreciate when a citizen takes the time to thank them for their daily/weekly chores.
I shouted, "Did you check the couch for loose change?"
We all had a laugh as they crammed more items into the gaping rear of the hungry truck.
Actually, they had picked up and tossed the mounds of smaller piles a few minutes earlier and shouted they'd be right back for the bigger items.
They tidied up the area and, with a wave, turned the corner, heading for the next house to be relieved of it tossed items.
I make a point to have money in envelopes ready to hand to each member of the trash crew around Christmas time.
He'd wait until he heard the rumble of the approaching truck to take out his cold thank you.
Maybe they remembered him.
(Click on the photos for more details.) Thanks for stopping by.
My street is looking good again - much neater. I look forward to watching the progress as the formerly decrepit house next door starts to take shape.
Happy in the 'hood.