Know thy neighbors :)

Know thy neighbors :)

Don't forget that your community is a great assest. Get to know your neighbors. I used to live in an apartment building (not a building building but a house that's been turned into 4 apartments) and we all knew each other and hung out together. Anytime anybody needed anything - a roll of TP, sugar, milk, paint, help, kitty litter, whatever - we'd just give a knock on the door. We are all pretty poor so we would always share whatever we had with each other. If someone cooked extra just go door to door and offer to share. We'd have pot-luck dinners with each other so we can all have a nice filling meal. Our apartment was the only one with a microwave and internet so everyone knew that they could go on the internet whenever they wanted (hardly anyone locks their doors there, except lately because of a new neighbor that is prone to stealing things for his meth habits...) or come on down when they needed to heat something up in the microwave. But most importantly - BARTER! Angie knew I have a sweet tooth so whenever she made muffins she'd bring down a few and trade me muffins for some cat foot or whatever. You can barter just about anything. Offer to wash a few dishes for a few ciggerettes or whatever. Sometimes we were the only ones with a working car so people would barter cigs/food/favors for car rides - or we would all car pool together to go grocery shopping. Plus when you know everyone around you, you can share movies so you don't have to go out and rent them when you've watched every movie you own for the nth time. PLUS several of us has helped several others get jobs (hey did you know they are hiring at so and so?). Sorry if this is long, but I haven't seen any posts relating to this and being involved in a community like that has helped us through our roughest times - if only for the moral support! (Plus sometimes we all go dumpster diving together and share our finds - or trade them to each other, lol)
Temptation!

Temptation!

What is this flower

What is this flower

fungus among us!

fungus among us!

Purple Tree

Purple Tree

My garden is coming back!

My garden is coming back!

What’s wrong with my pepper?

What’s wrong with my pepper?