There is something special about Valentine’s Day. Think of “hearts” as a conservation issue. Your heart, that is. Insofar as you are able, exercise your heart. Walk to St. Armands Circle. It is about one-half mile.
- It is good for you.
- You will not have to look for a parking space.
- You will have saved some gas and put no nasty exhaust into the air.
Stairs are a way to get up and down. Remember? If you are going up and down a flight or two, use the stairs. And do use the railings. (That is, if you are able to climb stairs.)
Not everyone in the tower wants to climb 24 flights for exercise but, in February, the stairs are a warmer place to exercise than the great outdoors. Elevators use electricity. If the power should go off again (heaven forbid), it is nice to know that someone can use the stairs to get help.
And “flowers,” a conservation issue? You can prevent plants and dead cut flowers from taking up space in the landfill by getting them to the huge dumpster in the northeast corner of our parking lot, near the Yacht Club. If you can remember to keep pots and plastic out of the dumpster, you can take your plant stuff there. Or you can call Jeanne at Ext 489 and she will cause them to disappear miraculously from outside your door.
Electricity costs twice as much from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please use washing machines on weekends or in the middle of the day.