When you choose to not drive…
and leave your car at the side of the road,
the snowplow will eventually come by…
to ensure that you go nowhere.
The Common Household Mom reminded me that this week’s Thematic Photographic is Reflective. That seems to fit nicely with the classic cars on show at the local street fest today, so I snapped a few pictures before my camera battery conked out on me. (It’s a sad day when I last longer than the camera!)
I owe you the truth: I truly do love my job. I work in an old building, parts of which were built in 1917 (above), 1926, and 1958. Sometimes, the places where those parts come together have a bit of oddity– like the juncture of various roofs that recently sprung a leak:
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My husband was the one who manufactured this awesome drainage system in the midst of a heavy rainstorm. The water had been coming in at the rate of 2 gallons an hour.
The good news is that once everything dried up after that storm, the guys investigated the problem, the leaky seam was sealed, things are being dried out and we will soon have a “new” bathroom.
We have a couple of handy men who voluntarily keep us in working order. I love it when they show up each Tuesday, even if I feel foolish when I walk by a room, glance in, and suddenly squawk, “There’s water on the floor! Water on the floor!” (This was last week and completely unrelated to the roof or drainage system.) If they hadn’t been there, I would have been the one looking for a mop and bucket. Instead, I was the one sheepishly going back to my desk and they were the ones mopping up the mess.
And of course, there are some beautiful stained glass windows.
Posted to play along with Carmi’s Thematic Photographic. He’ll have a new theme up tonight.
slow and hesitant
spring arrives in baby steps
waiting to open
As it turns out, this post pairs nicely with Carmi’s Thematic Photographic this week!
These pictures line my hallway. It’s always fun to get people to guess which boy goes with which picture!
Yes, they are brothers. Yes, each of these photos was taken at age two. Yes, I saved the outfit.
Before school started in September, the four of us made a quick trip to the coast.
Carmi at Written, Inc. hosts Thematic Photographic. See more on the water here.
Since retiring over a year ago, my husband has taken over much of the day-to-day preparing of meals. Last week he prepared a fabulous quiche with spinach and mozzarella and finely minced ham. Even the boy who doesn’t like meat [except hamburgers, hot dogs, salmon, and the occasional chicken nugget] gobbled up two servings of this beautiful entree.
Eating by candlelight might have helped, too.