Wednesday, May 5, 2010

New neighbours

Here's some of what's been happening:
  • I discovered on my evening walk that we have new neighbours across the street. That was lightning fast, but typical of the college. One day, contractors are putting in carpet, and the next day, there's a new couple there. I'm very curious to hear what terms they got from the college for their lease (if any). We're on a month-to-month basis.
  • Down the street, a different neighbour family has a May pole set up in their front yard. C took some flowers from our lawn for the May crowning at CCD tonight. Tonight was the last night of CCD classes for C.
  • Our high temperature today was about 94 degrees, but it's dropped into the 70s this evening. It was reasonably comfortable indoors much of the day with no air conditioning, but it's now 81 degrees inside and too warm, especially with the lights on. This time of year, I notice that even compact fluorescent bulbs generate a lot of heat. We had a brief city-wide blackout this evening that may or may not be a coincidence.
  • D will be performing in a version of Aesop's fable of the lion and the mouse as a zebra in a chorus. I've ordered him a mask and tail. D knows quite a bit of his part and everybody else's part.
  • I overheard the following at the cafeteria tonight from a male college student: "The white pants are a give away. He's either gay or Cuban."
  • I was listening to the Dave Ramsey show from a few days ago, and one of the small business people he talked to was a guy who trains border collies to patrol golf courses, parks and cemeteries and drive away Canada geese. Having once been hissed at and menaced by an enormous Canada goose in suburban Maryland (one of dozens in a flock that was blocking a sidewalk), I think this guy is brilliant.

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