Good morning!!! 27 headed to 42, partly cloudy, high winds this afternoon. We basically got traces of snow while parts of Buffalo south got up to 6 feet, they are digging out but there has been damage, some collapsed buildings and roofs, power outages which are being taken care of most roads are open but not all, welcome to the Great Lakes area. My Bride and I celebrate our 52nd anniversary today, we're going to head out to dinner somewhere this evening, it'll be interesting, many restaurants are closed on Mondays, it'll happen. Had a rough 5 days with a virus of some sort, not covid, and with the fronts bad shoulder and back but it's cleared up for now.
Bassmedic, congrats for your anniversary, you both remain in our daily prayers.
Bud, hope you get to Float the Ranger soon, I don't know about you but I'm tired of the cold weather already, used to love it but my old body, not so much now.
Donald, good news about your legs!!! I would think the school district would be able to start lawsuits on the construction of the building, the carpet should be replaced no cost and someone should be able to stand there and be sure the job is done correctly, the same with the rest of the building. This is just plain profiteering and greed. Back in the early 90s they decided to rebuild the street we live on, took the road down 20 feet to dig out an old trolly track, new sewers, water, and gas lines, new sidewalks all of it. We had just had a new concrete driveway put in, most here are asphalt, I got home from work and the first slb was gone, they had fun with that, the concrete was 6,000 test and the rebar had been laid, seems the concrete company had a full load and only needed a yard of it so they asked the guy doing the job if he wanted it at the regular price, he jumped on it. Anyway, I parked the work truck on the side street then toddeled on up the street to the construction trailer, knocked on the door and told the guy about the driveway, just wanted to be sure it was replaced correctly, he walked back with me said no problem but would I be ok with a standard slab with rebar, I said ok. It was getting near fall and I got home and a new slab was put in, it looked like crap, the original was brushed and edged and looked neat and clean, the mason and his crew were sitting on his tailgate and when I said it looked like crap and wasn't going to work he laughed at me. I toddeled back up to the construction trailer, knocked on the door, the same guy answered the door and I told him I was the guy who talked to him about the new driveway, he remembered and said oh yeah, the new slab was put in today, how is it and I told him it looked like shit, he walked back with me, took one look with the mason standing by him looking like a servile little butt kisser, the mason wasn't happy, he was told to take it out and replace it right, took him about 5 days but he did it. I got home from work and the mason was waiting for me, he asked me what I thought and I told him that'll work, why didn't you do it the first time. The city turned the project over to the local gas and electric company who knew street construction and while contractors were well paid they were checked for quality of work. Several years ago the city rebuilt the street next to ours, they were the contractor, took 3 times as long to do less work and the work was poorly done, I have little faith in our city to get anything done correctly. Anyway, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and get to talk both your daughter and son. Keep up the good work on your legs.
Have a great day, be well!!!