On 12/23, we had a Christmas party at my house for a group of my friends from high school. There were about 35 people here. That generated a good bit of trash.
Then Christmas Day came. We have four kids (Clio II, Clio III, Cliette, and Clio IV). The Christmas morning frenzy always creates a good bit of trash at our house.
Then we had the extended Clio families over for the traditional Hooville Christmas Feast that day. That generated a lot of trash (food- and present-related).
So by 12/26, there were probably 15 black bags of trash, plus a few boxes, on the side of my house. On 12/26, the T-P and WDSU both reported that trash pickup would be a day late during the week after Christmas, owing to the Christmas break.
No problem, I thought. I'll put my trash out Wednesday night (my regular day is Wednesday).
Boy was I surprised when the trash guys came by on Wednesday morning.
Well, I was disappointed, but I've missed trash before, so I was basically okay. I'll put it out next Wednesday, right?
Then, yesterday, I read in the paper that twice-a-day trash pickup has resumed, and my pickup day is TODAY (Tuesday). OH NO! Sure enough, the guys had already passed, despite the fact that almost nobody on my block (including me, with my stinking pile in the alley next to my house) had put out their trash.
Did I miss something? I didn't get any mail or email announcing that trash pickup would start Tuesday--until Tuesday, that is, when I read it in da paper.
So Berto and I took about a third of the stuff out late last night and disposed of it.
And now there are two large piles of bags in front of my house, waiting (I guess) for a Friday pickup. (I had to pick up the Christmas turkey carcass from the ground in the alley; an industrious neighborhood cat--I hope--had extracted it from a bag.)
I'm sure my neighbors love me right now.
NOLA--sometimes even when we get it right (resumption of trash pickup), we get it wrong.
Thus endeth the whining.