Where I Stood, thinking about trains

1_2We live in a train town. If you live in one, you know certain things, like respect the train. As big and loud as they are, they can sneak up on you. If you’re waiting to cross the track, and there’s a train on the track closest to you, remember to look both ways when it finishes. There can always be another train coming on the second track. I know, you’re hungry and pizza is waiting for you on the other side, or you’re late for an appointment, but always be careful around trains, they don’t stop.

Morning sun

morning lightSince I don’t have to get to a day job, I sleep in most days.  It is a habit I’d like to break.  Not because I’d get more done, there are only twenty four hours in a day and it doesn’t matter if you spend your waking hours early or late, it is the same amount of time.  It’s just that every once in a while I catch the morning sun, and it is magical.

A new shed!

We’ve had an old metal shed at one of our houses that no longer worked as a shed.  It was sinking into the ground and getting holes in the roof, and the doors didn’t close.  We have finally replaced it, but that involved leveling the ground where the old shed lived, one of the reasons it was sinking was because critters had made tunnels under it.20141211_131507First there was a lot of shoveling of gravel to level the ground. Then, hours later, this finally appeared:20141211_170837Mark says it looks like I did all the work ‘cuz he took the photos, but really my job was to hold things in place while he put them together.  And yes, he did the vast majority of the shoveling, but I helped.