Sunday, March 03, 2024

Apartment Life #308

This is a weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that have gone on in and around my apartment complex and in my neighborhood in the past 25 years that I've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 25 years here in a weekly blog post.  

I saw this guy laying on the sidewalk, he's one of the regular homeless people around here. It's sad seeing them laying on the sidewalk and the homeless van does come around and ask them if they want to go to the shelter but they often refuse.

At first I thought it was just a pile of blankets until I spotted his shoes. But I watched a police car drive up near him, get on their loud speaker and ask him if he was alright. He gave a thumbs up but other than that didn't move and the police drove away. That's the first time I've seen that happen. A little while later some of his friends woke him up and they all walked away together.

I think it was last year sometime I told you about a big white stray or outside cat cat that was real friendly and would follow people around. The cat came right up to Falcor and was sniffing him. They were nose to nose at one point and they just sniffed each other until the cat got bored and walked away. The cat is bigger than Falcor and I called him stalker cat because he would follow behind us and others and just follow us around. Well I saw the cat across the street the other day and watched him climb up in this tree and just watch people as they walked by. 

Reminded me of a tiger laying up in the tree waiting to pounce on someone. lol I think he is someone's cat across the street because he's well fed and when he sees this one particular lady, he'll follow her inside her apartment. He came running up to me and Falcor the next day and was nose to nose with Falcor. He's a very friendly cat. Falcor wanted to play, the cat not so much.


2 new people moved into my courtyard this week. So far they are quiet. 


On Saturday a storm blew in and we had 65 mph winds. I took Falcor for a walk, I couldn't walk the path by the stores because the small gravel, sand and tiny rocks over there were hitting my skin so furiously it was hurting. 

So I took him out front of my building but the dead palm fronds on one of the tall palm trees were flying off and being picked up by the wind and flying all over the place. I got hit in the side of the head and my leg by two of them. The street was blocked by them and more were coming off. I'm fine, hardly left a mark but all those big palm trees are scary being blown around by the wind.

Cars were being hit by flying debris for hours.

This palm tree right here was the culprit. 

1. Some of the palm frond remnants were still near the top. 
2. This smooth space is where the palm frond debris had come from. 
3. This is what was left towards the bottom of the tree and was flying off for hours.  

The high this week was 72F/22C
The low this week was 42F/5C

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.