First and foremost I want to say that April was way hotter than our July pick-up. Not to say I didn’t sweat a ton, (shirt was drenched) but there was a nice breeze this time and April, April was just muggy and humid.
Dedication at its finest
What made this time different from the last cleaning? Well aside from more forgiving weather I’d say preparedness. Whenever you start on a big project that you’ve never done before, you don’t know what to expect. This time around I had a plan of action. We didn’t just have water bottles, we had COLD water bottles (a cooler with ice helps). We didn’t just start aimlessly cleaning, half on this side of the highway and half on the other (work smarter, not harder). You’d be surprised how quickly the time passed from cleaning and talking. I will say that walking back from cleaning (approx. two miles) with a full bag of trash was a lot less fun than walking with an empty one and picking up trash.
Our next pick-up will be in October. I’d say it will probably be colder than our previous two pick-ups, but it is Texas after all so there is a good chance that it will be hotter as well.