Look who’s been in my neighborhood!
The red tag man! If you look out across my front yard (the iris and dandelions are mine!), my yard doesn’t look a whole lot better.
There are some taller weeds towards the back of the lot across the street from me but my goodness . . it’s rained for the past 40 days and 40 nights! I know because all I need is a stretch with 3 dry days to get my stucco inspection done and we haven’t been able to get that done in the past 6 weeks. The lot across the street has some very low spots and just cannot be kept cut during rainy season but . . the red tag man has a job to do and he does it! I won’t miss red tags!
If you get a red tag, it’s like that tag on your pillows. You cannot remove the red tag or . . I don’t really know what would happen because I’ve never gotten one but in theory, the red tag man comes back around seven days after putting out the red tag and if you’re done your civic duty and cleaned up your weeds/grass/debris, he takes away your red tag and may leave a treat or something. I really don’t know and hope I don’t find out but with Vince living in Texas and the yard responsibility belonging to Chad, I may soon learn the red tag procedures.
When he comes back around after seven days, if you haven’t cleaned up your yard, you get a white tag . . a final notice white tag. Then the city comes and cleans it up for you and you have to pay them. It goes on your tax bill or as a lien against your property I suppose. I hope I don’t find out this either.
The house with the white tag gets a red tag, then a white tag, then they clean it up and however long it takes for the grass to grow again, they get another red tag, and then another white tag. It’s a vicious cycle for those folks.
Yep, I will not miss the red tag man!