THE SECOND STORY | March 10th, 2022

Shredding and Ivy Berries


It’s that time of year….

IVY BERRIES and SHREDDING

I have a wall of ivy separating my house from the property next door. The wall is at least 20 feet tall. The ‘Ivy Berry’ season has started. Each day I go outside and sweep up the ivy berries so they don’t get on the soles of my shoes and I inadvertently take them inside. They are a royal mess. After about 3-4 weeks the ivy wall will have dropped most of them. This photo is a bit tame…but if I don’t do my daily chore, the berries will be tracked into the house.

Things/items that you don’t think of will happen when you purchase a property.  Good news? I can’t see the property next door, but I hear them, and the neighbors seem very nice.

https://www.turfunlimited.com/2019/08/29/poisonous-berries/#:~:text=Ivy%20Berries&text=Birds%20love%20these%20fruits%2C%20however,face%2C%20tongue%2C%20and%20skin.

Get your paper/shred-able stuff together…and tell your friends/neighbors that my Annual Shredding Party will be on April 23, 9AM – to noon! It’s free to all, and if the person wishes to make a donation to Alameda (city) Meals on Wheels, I will match that donation.

Get those boxes out of your closets/filing cabinets and/or garages, including those ancient (over 7 years old tax returns) and get them shredded. Yes, I will take those bags/boxes before the party, if you can’t come to the party. We just need to make arrangements.

It’s free to all, and if the person wishes to make a donation to Alameda (city) Meals on Wheels, I will match that donation. Last year AMOW received $8014. from us!

ALAMEDA REAL ESTATE THIS WEEK….

DEFINITIONS:

AC (active contingent on selling another property)

PCH (price change)

PSB (pending sale, want backups )

PSLA (pending sale, subject to lender approval)

DOM (days on market)

Active Listings  29

Pending Listings 16

Sold listings 9

That’s a wrap! Be safe while you’re out having fun!

best, marilyn

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Marilyn

I arrived in Alameda in 1973, as a new bride...with husband Carl Schumacher, both of us from Newport Beach. He was embarking on his career as a Naval Architect (i.e. yacht designer) under Gary Mull. Please see the 'ABOUT ME' page in this website! www.MarilynSchumacher.com to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed!