Hodge Podge Keep on trucking
Just lately, personally, we’ve been doing a lot of travelling as a family, some by plane and lots and lots of driving.
It made me think about how many miles people do cover in a year, for work or recreation. We’re all going somewhere and getting faster doing it. In spring, summer, autumn or winter there’s always miles to be travelled.
Yesterday we had a call from our daughter, she was driving and her car broke down, she needed to be rescued. Thankfully she was able to pull off the highway a little which was better than being in the middle of it causing a blockage, and when we arrived we were able to push the car into a range road and render it safe. She called the RCMP to tell them what had happened and explain that it will be moved as soon as possible, that’s the right thing to do, otherwise your car will be towed and you will have a hefty bill.
We’re so reliant on the truck, car, lorry and train. So many things are transported from house contents to fresh flowers, groceries to tyres. An army of people out there working hard keeping everything going. Marvellous.
Moving on I’m thinking about tidying up the yard before it snows, of having that last sweep round and last mow of the lawn before it’s covered in a white fluffy duvet of snow. Clearing some of the leaves and bagging them up, just to make it a little tidier.
Then take all our cardboard to the dump and clear that. That leaves only a small amount of recycling to take in and that’s me finished for my clean up.
I like a nice tidy yard. Next to look forward to is Halloween oh the possibilities .....
Halloween is one of my favourite seasons, the chill in the air, scary movies on tv, treats for the children, I’m hoping to have a brown Halloween, it makes trick or treating easier that’s for sure and your children don’t practically need a survival suit to stay warm.
Last time I celebrated we all dressed up, including me, one of our daughters made me a costume, a fairy godmother complete with bag of glitter and wings, I laughed so hard, thank you Alexandria, it made my day. We were getting on fine till the car decided to break down and we had to get help, but we laughed it off. The only thing that annoyed me that night wasn’t the car or the cold or the dark roads, it was my fairy wings, they drove me nuts, they kept catching on the seat when I got in and out.
Choose your costume wisely if you’re driving, banana shaped wings is not a good look, this I know from personal experience. Other than that, I hope you enjoy your night. So long before Halloween I’m choosing a completely different costume, one with no wings, nothing to keep shutting in the door. Think carefully and choose wisely.