Friday/ rain, finally

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Hopefully there was still enough sunlight with the rain on Friday to keep the Big Belly compacting trash can operating !

1.  Friday saw a 35-day day streak broken here in the city with a few welcome rain showers. (Per the Seattle Weather blog July was the driest in 50 years here! .. but we did have plenty of rain in April).

2.  I spotted a new (new to me, at least) ‘Big Belly’ solar trash compactor on the corner of Yale and Stewart.  It looks like a US Mailbox.  It uses solar power to compress trash put into it, and electronically alerts trash collectors through a web-based system when its belly is full.  The smarty pants trash can with the big belly comes at a price, though : they cost about $5,000 apiece.

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