Sunday, August 14, 2011

#4 negative - leafblowers

august will be the last month of the sky is big in pasadena.  

i have accepted a position at salford mennonite church in harleysville, pennsylvania.  we will be moving in september, so august will be my farewell month to the city of pasadena.  when we moved here from virginia i posted a list of the ten things i would miss most about harrisonburg.  i figured that would be a good way to end our time here, so each day i will be doing one final rundown of life in this great city.  i have prepared two lists - ten things i won't be sad to leave behind, and twenty of my absolute favorite things about pasadena.  i am going to start with ten positives and ten negatives, alternating back and forth each day.  concluding with my top ten things about life in pasadena.

#4 negative - leafblowers

ugh.  leafblowers. 

fill the air with noise, polution, pollen, dust, and grime.  all in the name of making things clean.  every once in a while i hear that they are illegal within a certain distance of residences, but i don't see anyone following that rule. 

either way, i will not be sad to leave them.


timmy said...

Amen to THAT! They are the very bane of my personal and professional existence!

Bellis said...

I'm sure I left a comment agreeing with you yesterday, Ben. Must have been blown away.

Pascal Jim said...

GRRRR...This citizen would ban all operators of these damned Satan driven machines to an eternal HELL, a HELL in which Earplugs are not available!!!

Ben, you will be missed..Jim Behm

Petrea Burchard said...

I dislike these things immensely. The legislation, however, did absolutely no good and nothing's going to change until there's an alternative that saves the backs of the laborers while it saves the environment as well.

ben wideman said...

You all are too much. THanks for sharing your grief with me!