Saturday, September 24, 2011

Easy Toilet Rebate

Did you know that Manatee County has a program that will give you up to $100?

All you have to do is change out your high volume toilet that flushes 3.5 gallons with an Ultra Low Flow Toilet that uses 1.6 gallons (or less) per flush. If you’re home was built in 1992 or before, you may be eligible. You can even receive the rebate on two toilets in your home if you qualify.

If you are a customer of Manatee County Water, then you can contact them to find out more information. Give them a call at 1-800-964-2140 or email them at:

Everyone can use a hundred bucks, right?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

A Funny Story - Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before

A landlord walks into a kitchen design showroom:

Landlord: Hey Scott, I’ve got great news. We have a tenant who wants that big empty space on the end.

Me: That’s fantastic!

Landlord: There’s only one problem – they want a lot more than the empty space. So we’ve decided to knock down half of the shopping center and rebuild it for the new tenant. Unfortunately, that means both you and your neighbors will have to find new homes. Oh, and we need you out by the end of October.

Me: *blink*

Isn’t that hilarious? I thought so - that’s why I laughed out loud when it happened a couple of weeks ago. Needless to say, I’ve had to readjust my priority list for the fall. Believe it or not, we are going back to the place we left a few years ago – Palma Sola Square (OK, it’s not the exact same location, but we’re in the same parking lot). It’s like going home again. We’ll be next to the Thai Cafe, a couple of doors east of SweetBay, and directly behind Starbucks (hope that’s enough name-dropping). 

It doesn’t look like much now, but it I’m hoping it will take shape pretty quickly (like, by October 31). So wish us luck, and I’ll keep you up to date on our progress. In the meantime, it’s still business as usual…