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Mondays with Melitas – February 9, 2015

yardFrom Tammy: We have had a few technical difficulties so I apologize to keep you waiting on todays blog!

 

NOTHING TO SAY TODAY                                      FEBRUARY 9, 2015

 

My every other day has plenty to say, and has innumerable topics to pick apart. The number one thing I have to talk about on those “every  other” day subjects is water conservation — mainly because all I have to do is look out front across the street, and see that neighbor’s water from the grass running across the sidewalk into the street, down the gutter, and he has, without a doubt, the rattiest looking grass and so-called landscaping for miles around. And it is a teeny-weeny area –- maybe 5 feet from the sidewalk to the garage wall by 35 feet along the sidewalk. Then there are 2 moth-eaten pepper trees to top it off. And I don’t even want to mention how he bought a new car a couple of months ago and drags it out several times a week to wash it on the big driveway.

 

Another thing I have nothing to talk about today is the planning and building of hotels, business buildings, lots of homes for loads of people.  Think of all THAT water. It doesn’t take rocket scientists, I guess, to act as city fathers or mothers on the councils of these cities located here in the Valley, but they are supposed to do good for the population. The new structures should not have any water pipes, but  would have to wait for the water table to raise to where it was before the drought conditions, I would have to say. That is, if I had anything to say today.

 

 

MELITAS FORSTER                                     MONDAYS WITH MELITAS

 

 

5 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – February 9, 2015”

  1. Thought I was on vacation with the website acting up, but today, Tammy preailed up on me to write something. I told her I have “nothing to say.” So, you readers out there, please keep your Replies coming because that is where I get so much enjoyment from writing all this stuff. Love to all. Melitas

  2. I agree with you 110%. It will be awhile before the city fathers do anything about it. Personally I have no grass, only desert flora and fauna. Miss your wonderful stories. Please go to your city council meetings and ask what they are doing about water reduction? If you are in the Indio council area I have a friend that I have known for years that I would be happy to put you in touch with.
    LoveYa

  3. So glad to hear from you this morning! Even if you had “nothing to say”!

    Our next door neighbor is driving us nuts too! He moved in last year and has cut down shrubs in his yard that provided us with some privacy. So, we had to spend $200 to plant more shrubs along the wall in our yard, so we could have our privacy again. Now, he’s complaining about a tree – IN OUR BACKYARD – that he says is dead and wants the club to cut it down. We’ve lived there for 7 years now and the tree is just a late bloomer, but it will blossom – one needs patience! Neighbors can be trying!

    Looking forward to your blog next week!

    BESOS,
    Jamie

  4. Oh boy! I plan to retire to the Desert. Must I rethink my plans? Oh heart ache!

  5. WELL WHAT I HAVE IN MY FRONT YARD IS A BIG PALO VERDE TREE AND A FEW BUSHES THAT GIVE OUT BEAUTIFUL PURPLE FLOWERS THE REST IS ROCK . WE HAVE A DRIP SYSTEM SO THERE IS NO WATER RUNNING DOWN THE STREET . HAPPY FOR THAT . IN THE BACK YARD ALL ROCK AND A FEW BUSHES . NO PROBLEM . I HAVE A YARDMAN THAT COMES ONCE A MONTH TO TRIM AND RAKE THE ROCKS LOL . TOO BAD YOU NEIGHBOR DOESN’T TAKE CARE OF HIS YARD OR WATER . HE MUST HAVE ALOT OF MONEY TO PAY HIS WATER BILL . TO EACH HIS OWN I GUESS . SORRY YOU ARE HAVING COMPUTER PROBLEMS . LOVE AND HUGS TO YOU AND THE WARDEN . HOPE SHE HAS A GOOD TIME AT THE GREENS .
    LATER . REBECCA .

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