Friday, October 21, 2005

Well, no school today so I can't work much. The kids are bored already and want to go shopping. The bright spot is its Friday and we get to go hunting this weekend.
The kids are planning Halloween, which is always difficult because it is the Other Half's birthday.
I have been amusing myself by making it very obvious that I am writing down peoples plate numbers when they park on the crosswalks at the school. I have gotten alot of dirty looks. This one lady parks on the crosswalk on the wrong side of the street, and then walks her child into the school. Heaven forbid she use the crosswalk for it's intended purpose.

The cool weater and falling leaves are causing the dormant baking urge to resurface. The chili making urge will be next. Then the stay home and hibernate urge after the first few snowfalls. The Hubby actually thinks I am going ice fishing with him this year. After avoiding it for the last 15 years. We will see. The period between end of open water walleye fishing and ice fishing is always difficult for him.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Well, by my unofficial count, Donna Stebbins is out advertising Mayor Gray. I have seen over 20 of her signs vs 4 for Gray. Also some transit bus advertising, which is a very visible presence in our community. The word on the street is encouraging also. People do seem to want a change.
Our city leaders seem to want a change somewhere to, if you notice some of the intellegent decisions they have been making. People who don't even want streetlights will pay premium prices for them for at least 15 years, and us citizens could not possibly comprehend the complexity of the decision making involved in this.
Our city gov't seems to want to insert it's finger in alot of pies lately. I noticed in todays Tribune in the article about the coal plant, that the city is pledging $2 million for preparations for the plant. "The money would be payed back if the plant is built." If it's not built the city is out 2 million? That's a lot of money for a maybe.