My camera has not been out for a spin for so long, I threw it over my shoulder this morning. There could be one decent picture lurking in our drought out landscape.
One turkey vulture hanging over the salt shed. Far fewer take their morning roost here, since the two dead trees were removed, after they fell, one through the salt shed roof.
You may recall, the vultures lay eggs on flat roofs, like the school house roof, and leave them to hatch. Or, roll over the edge.
I had a turkey vulture morning.
There was a call on my machine,
"I used to vote right there in your schoolhouse, but I moved to Parma. Where do I vote now?"
Actually, I do a lot of public service stuff.
The caller now lives in a different county, and needs to register the new address with the Board of Elections of the county.
So, I looked up that county's Board of Elections before I returned the call.
"Now you live in Cuyahoga County. You must register your new address with them, and they will tell you where to vote."
"How do I do that?"
"You can call them. The phone number is ......"
"I'm driving. Can you text it to me?"
I keep reading the expression "facepalm moment.' I used it, and then texted the number on my personal cell phone. I could call it a turkey vulture moment, but facepalm has it covered without knowing about eggs rolling off the roof.
I paid the bill for the blocks to build a new material bin. The old wooden bins were collapsing and rotted to dust, thirty or forty years later.
Of course there was controversy when the new road super asked for authorization to buy these blocks. The iconoclasts at the decision table could not bear the thought of concrete replacing the wood.
The new road super brought in a quote for building two new wooden storage bins. It was, of course, twice the cost of the concrete blocks. The decision makers compromised; one bin this year, one next.
Not before they had a decision maker conversation on how to make them more attractive, including placing them at an angle to the building. Eventually the person of no authority said, peevishly, "It's a road department yard for crying out loud. It will never be pretty; let it be."
The discussion moved along to real topics, and today I paid the bill.
Leaving, I encountered these tourists with four kayaks.
"Where is the river?"
I sent them back the way they came in.
How can you miss a river when you crossed it on a bridge?
In closing, a stand of black eyed Susan's that the winter salt in the parking lot has never decimated.
Hardy things, black eyed Susan's.