Alert: Attempted Car Prowl? Chalk Report, Free Hose, Wet Suit & Tech Help, Correction: Basic Fairness, Song

CONTENTS 5/25/2020
Alert: Attempted Car Prowl?
Chalk Report
Free Hose
Wanted: Used Wet Suit For Child Or Small Woman
Tech Assistance
Correction: Basic Fairness
Song: Garden Song

ALERT: ATTEMPTED CAR PROWL?

At about 7:15 tonight (Monday) my car alarm went off, something that can’t easily happen without someone trying to get into the car without the fob nearby. In the back seat of my car was a container of used pet syringes I was planning on taking to the pharmacy today for disposal but couldn’t because of the holiday. I forgot the container when I returned from shopping. It was clearly visible on the seat and may have drawn the person’s attention. We called 911 and an officer drove by to check on the block, but wanted the neighborhood to know and keep their cars secure. Thanks, Rebecca Mabanglo-Mayor 2500 Williams Block

CHALK REPORT

I think we should schedule viewing from 2:00 to 5:00 PM on Fourth Of July. I’d love to get the chalk distributed at least a week or two early.

There are over 100 sets of sidewalk chalk stacked in our front entry way. Thanks to everyone who helped get them here, especially Susanne & Brittany. But there are 1700 houses in our neighborhood! I have no idea how many households will decide to participate, but there seems to be something of both a local and a national shortage of sidewalk chalk. If you plan to join in (and I hope you will!), please try to get your chalk sooner rather than later. If you find a source with LOTS of chalk (cheap) please let me know right away and I’ll try to get it. Or you could. If anyone can help pay for chalk, I can take donations. 

As I may have mentioned, I’m making this up as I go along. I’d love to hear your ideas, and if anyone wants to give me a good listening to, I have noticed I think better with extra ears and kind hearts nearby.

WANTED: USED WET SUIT FOR CHILD OR SMALL WOMAN

I want a used short or long wet suit for a small, petite woman under 5 feet tall. If anyone has one to sell or borrow, please contact Analeise Volpe at merriumvolpe@gmail.com.

TECH ASSISTANCE

Awhile back you posted a woman who wanted old tablets for the Mt. Baker Assisted Facility.  I have one but I can’t download my photos onto a laptop or other device. If anyone knows how to do this, let me know. It’s an old tablet that doesn’t seem to connect with my new lap top.
Thank you.
Analeise Volpe
Victor Street

CORRECTION

I received some help from local journalism professionals, and am taking it to heart. An important part of US legal structure is that every person is innocent until proven guilty. It is particularly important for people writing to an audience to be rigorous with our language. There was a person who was arrested in our neighborhood last week on suspicion of stalking. They have not been formally charged yet, let alone convicted. I will be far more careful with my language as I follow up on this arrest. I can make sure our neighborhood has needed information without acting like judge and jury myself, or encouraging my neighbors to do so. Thank you!

SONG: GARDEN SONG

Written by David Mallet, and sung by Pete Seeger here. Our dinner tonight was stir fry from our garden. Someone who’s gardening skills I respect once told me that the bugs & slugs go for the sweetest veggies, so I’m experimenting with cleaning the stuff that’s been nibbled on and cooking it. Seems to be working fine so far! If anyone is going shopping for more garden starts, I’d love it if you’d pick me up a few more too. Call for specifics: 360-671-4511

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u90qRE2F7CM

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511 cell/text  flip@columbianeighborhood.org

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