Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Street Cleaners?

I went walking yesterday morning and today.  One day around the lake and today I walked my connect the paths route but connected them up in a different way.  It is good to walk different ways once in a while, keeps the walks interesting.  Both days I walked just a bit over 6 miles.  It is quite dark when I start out now and doesn't get light until I've walked a couple of miles.  It will only get worse until we have the time change coming up in a few weeks.  I didn't see any deer today but I heard 4 gun shots way off in the distance.  Maybe the deer are hiding.  I saw a fox which crossed the path up ahead of me.  Very few people out both days.

I spent the day at home yesterday and this morning it was knitting day.  Met the group at Savage Mill.  As is becoming my routine, I stopped off at the library afterwards to drop off a book or two.  I used extreme will power and didn't check anything else out!!

When I was nearly at the end of my walk this morning a block away from my house a street cleaner was going down the street supposedly cleaning the street.  But all it did was sweep the leaves out to the middle of the street.
Now cars can just drive though the leaves and scatter them around some more before they end up back in the gutter.  What is the point!!?
They should have one of the vacuum trucks and pick them up! 

It also bothers me when the groundskeepers use a blower to blow everything into the street after they have just mowed the lawn.  Another time I wonder just what is the point.  When they don't sweep up the stuff they blow around, it all just settles back down and it's still there.  I really hate having to drive past when the stuff is being blown into the street.  And that's my complaint for the day!

The last few days have been so nice.  We are getting one last taste of summer and I am so enjoying it.  I've sat outside on the deck and read and it's been just beautiful.  I'm enjoying every moment of it.

I have a few things to do yet before Ken gets home from work so off I go.
Hope all is fine in your part of the world and that your Tuesday has brought you some happiness.
Happyone :-)


  1. We've been hanging out too long. This is my very complaint, too, and I have photos as well to prove it. My neighbor, God love him, just blows it all out to the street riling up the dust. I took photos, which I'm planning to use some time this week. Thanks for your feedback today. I don't know how well all that went over today, but it was time. Sigh.

  2. Be careful in the morning darkness. Glad your days are crisp with fall in the air.

  3. I used to live in.a town where they would sweep the leaves from the gutter to the street, where they were picked up right away. I don't understand why they would leave them in the middle of the street.

  4. Oh when is the time change? Yes, I know. Just look on my calender or look it up on the Net! :-) Guess I thought it was farther away, but you sound as if it's commmmmming. :-)

    My beef is with the whole concept of "leaf blowers." What happened to rakes? Why do people carry those heavy "leaf blowers" around, and need to cover their ears, and put exhaust out into the atmosphere, and NOISE out for everyone to hear? Why?

    Oh yeah, 'cause rakes are old-fashioned. And the "leaf blower" sellers want to sell their stuff. And the gasoline sellers want to sell their gasoline. Grrrrrrrrrr...

  5. Hello Karen, how are you doing? I have been pretty fine and coming out of things. will be back like before soon..

  6. How could anyone be downhearted today?
    It has been perfect.
    Rain is forecast.
    And we need it, so that'll be perfect too.

  7. That sounds like a strange way to go about cleaning up the leaves. We don't have that service around here so I can't add my two cents.
    How nice that you are having good weather and enjoying it on your deck.
    Hope your Wednesday is going well too.


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