Friday, April 18, 2014
I emerged from the bowels of Penn Station and made my way 7 blocks to the office. On at least 3 occasions, I saw a pedestrian just about get plowed over by a car in the road. In all 3 cases, the pedestrian disregarded the walk signals because they are obviously the 3 most important people on the planet and the traffic signals don't apply to them. I noticed that rather than watching the signals, many of the people watch the traffic - regardless of the signal status, if there is a chance to sprint across the road, they do it. And believe me, these people do not qualify as sprinters. Things would run so much smoother if everyone just followed the signals. On the other hand, there is the potential that 4 to 5 seconds of precious time might be wasted standing on the corner - or, as I have also seen, standing about 3 feet in the road...
When I got back to the train station parking garage where I started, I hopped in my car, paid the fee and headed out. It wasn't until I was down the road a bit that I realized my passenger mirror was folded in. Sure enough, when I got home I found someone had hit my mirror and knocked it in. Didn't even bother to pop it back out. Inconsiderate.
Posted by Shawn H at 10:54 AM
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rather than going back and trying to fill in the last 8 months of things that happened, I will go back about a week and move forward from there. Those 8 months may some day be referred to as the Apocryphal Blogs causing much debate and concern when my blog anthology is compiled.
Anyway, I got an email last week from a neighbor who found my credit cards and driver's license that were stolen last year. The wallet turned up somewhere else in the 'hood. The family who found my credit cards (hidden in a flower pot in their yard!) tracked me down and brought them over. Very nice family and it was comforting to get them back (even though they were all canceled - good to know they weren't drifting around out there).
My next project is to buy/build some sort of a weather resistant cover for the fire pit. Right now I have some old plywood over it but that is unsightly. I thought about buying a plastic kiddie pool and putting it over the pit but that would look too red-necky. My next idea is to get a piece of faux stone siding and cut it to size and place it on top. That might work.
Posted by Shawn H at 10:46 AM