Winter is coming, so I’m on getting ready.
My best consumer experience: Hiring a worker to clean my roof
Last May, I had a new standing seam metal roof installed. My plan was to wash it from a ladder using a soft brush with an extending handle.
However, I got caught up in visiting my family and a project in my yard got out of hand.
So, I decided to hire a worker to wash my roof. The warranty requires an annual cleaning.
The worker came at 9 a.m. He was done about noon. I paid him $300. He also cleaned the leaves out of my gutters.
I think I’ll hire someone every year to clean my roof. It might be too difficult to clean it from a ladder.
My worst consumer experience: Finding maggots in my yard waste bin
Last week, I made two mistakes.
First, after buying some salmon, I forgot to put it in the refrigerator. A couple of days later, I couldn’t find it when I wanted to cook it. There it was, in a bag, getting smelly.
Second, I took it out of the plastic wrapper and put it in my yard waste bin. We can put food waste, including meat, in with our yard waste.
What a huge mistake. I didn’t worry too much when it got smellier, but a few days ago, I saw maggots on the edge of my yard waste bin.
What I should have done, according to the article “How to Get Rid of Maggots,” was freeze the salmon until garbage day.
At first, I just wiped the maggots off the top of the bin. However, they multiplied significantly. So I washed the inside of the lid with vinegar. That killed them.
Maggots are fly larvae. When the waste disposal company empties the yard waste bin with the decomposing salmon, the problem should disappear.
I’ll wash the bin out well. If I have additional problems, I'll try killing the maggots with boiling water.
I read about some people who had maggots in their homes. Yuck.