On Wednesday , I was to pick up my grandson Brent at his elementary school at 3:25 and then Kate at her home after getting off the bus from her intermediate school around 4:00. ( 5 grands : two school districts :)
I left my house at 3:00, thinking to swing by the bank and the grocery store prior to getting Brent, since it’s only 10 minutes to get to his school.
I pulled into his school at 3:29 after having sat in my car for 20 minutes….construction! Usually when something is going on you sit for about 5 minutes or so but they were repaving the road from my borough into the next town. Well, you don’t know this is going on….you just end up sitting. Needless to say I took a different way back when it was time to get Kate! :)
By Friday late afternoon, they were in my area, right up on the main street.
I had to run an errand.
10 minutes waiting my turn to get ON to the street. Coming back, hoping that I’d luck out and hit the correct timing…NOPE…20 minutes as they freed one lane of traffic, then two intersections. Once I got home, I grabbed the camera and walked up for a few photos and asked the worker blocking my street how long this was going to go on.
She said that they hoped to finish up that evening and we chatted for awhile about the logistics of managing something like this. I told her that I was calling it The Nightmare on Pike Street :)
She was happy to talk and compared a job like doing a highway ( pretty straightforward ) with a small town area, with numerous intersections to manage as well as the normal traffic flow. She said that another issue that comes up is with the very elderly who have a hard time adjusting to driving in an opposite lane from what they are used to and driving next to all of this equipment lined up for ages…
I have tall grasses in several locations around my house. The other day looking out the window of the kitchen door, I saw numerous little sparrows enjoying a snack….there were at least four lined up and the grass stalk was bent over. Of course had I opened the door they’d have all flown off immediately….but they enjoy these for food.
There were a few days last week that had lovely skies….here is a shot taken off the back porch one early evening :
Here is a collage of two photos that were texted to me…the twins at their school party on Friday, and on Saturday afternoon the dog turned into a Ninja :)
I had been down there earlier. I’d gotten a call from my DIL mid-morning asking if I had honey. “Yes, send a kid down for it”…..
The next call was did I have parchment paper or could she use waxed ? ” No, waxed is not heat-resistant if this is something for the oven. Just spray your pan really well; I’ve never used parchment paper in my life and have lived to tell the tale”.
I went down later on to taste this recipe which she’d been making for a party that they were going to attend. Pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, nuts, granola and other things coated with the honey and sugars and who knows what else. Oh MY was it ever good….
After quite a few cold mornings and having to run the furnace, and 3 or 4 frosts…I still have quite a few flowers still in bloom.
It went up to 75 degrees on the afternoon of October 29 / no complaints here about that! :)