Category: Ramblings

October Covid Cases

As we get regular emails from the school district about Covid cases, I took a look at the state’s database. Its helpful to look at the trends for the Philadelphia region vs. the state as a whole. The top left is Pennsylvania as a whole while the other […]

Rainbow

Noone I talked to this weekend had a good week last week, so here’s this morning’s rainbow to start off a new week in Garden City in a hopefully better hue.

Housing Affordability

Affordability has long been an issue in the highly active WSSD housing market. Housing prices have risen substantially as Covid has gone on and people have moved out to the suburbs (and further) to find more space for their families. Even before the pandemic, when 310 Wallingford was […]

Solar Panels, part 2

Yesterday we flipped the switch on our solar panels. PECO had completed the last task and left us a note that we were authorized to operate. So its time to write up the process of having solar panels installed. We originally signed a contract for the solar panels […]

Pipelines In Garden City

Today’s big news is that Attorney General Shapiro announced criminal charges against Energy Transfer LP over undisclosed leaks during construction of the Mariner East pipeline. The discharges happened at 22 sites in 11 counties suggesting wide-spread negligence during construction. The company has already paid $16.4 million in fines […]

The Cautionary Tale of East Lancaster

Crossing my Twitter feed today was a brief announcement that the middle and high schools in East Lancaster School district is going remote starting tomorrow. “The Garden Spot campus (MS/HS) will switch to virtual learning for all learners starting Wednesday, September 29 and switch back on Monday, October […]

How To Reduce Junk Mail/Calls/etc

Last Sunday, during remote church in our living room, a contractor (without a permit) knocked on our door and asked if we wanted the hole in our driveway filled in. Not the best timing. Garden City has gotten a bit of a reprieve from the constant stream of […]

A Survey For SEPTA

I saw on Billy Penn that SEPTA is currently conducting a survey about use of its Regional Rail system. Garden City is less accessible to SEPTA’s Regional Rail than the northern parts of the township, but its probably still of interest to many commuters that rely on it […]

Aqua Plans to Raise Rates

In the last few weeks there have been a couple of good articles about Aqua’s plans to raise rates. They’ve asked the state PUC for approval to raise water rates by 17% and wastewater rates by 33%. WHYY covered it here and the DelCo Times story is here. […]

Preparing for a Storm

This morning the weather forecast calls for possible tropical storm conditions tomorrow. So it seems like a good time to review emergency planning. One of the missions of the Citizen Corp is to improve citizen readiness. The Red Cross has a list here. Water, 1 gallon per person. […]