Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I love my new neighbors

I used to hate the people who lived next door. They were loud and crude, the children cursed like sailors and they were mean. That was then and this is now. The new neighbors are quiet and respectful and their kids are super sweet.

Today when I was leaving for a class Mom and Dad Neighbor were rolling their garbage and recycling cans out to the street. I had forgotten it was garbage day and commented, "I hope I get home in time to get my cans out."I went to class and got home about 2:30 in the afternoon. The garbage truck was on the street but I had just enough time to get my stuff out to the street — sweet.

When I pulled up to park I noticed my can was on the street, ready to be picked up — super sweet. The only people who would have done that were the neighbors I had made that comment to. I love these people.

Speaking of garbage cans check out my latest Silhouette creation. About a month ago everyone in my neighborhood received a letter from the management company saying, in essence, "Get your house number on your cans or ...". My regular garbage can has had a number on it for a long time. The association sent out number stickers years ago so we could label our cans and recycling totes. Well totes fell out of favor because they have no lids and stuff would be flying all over the neighborhood on pick up day. Now we have cans with lids but no number stickers.

But I can make stickers with my Silhouette. Cut a bit of vinyl into numbers and I'm golden. I could have used the font as is but I played with it. Using the Edit Points function I moved the open areas on the 8, 9, and 0 and reduced the opening on the 0. I love the way it looks. I have the snazziest recycle bin on the block.

Happy Crafting,

1 comment:

alexa said...

Brilliant idea! How creative is this ... Nice that our craft stuff has practical uses too. :)