I’m changing jobs.
Feb, 29th will be my last day at TST and I will be starting at the HyVee in Fremont on March 3. This will be a good change for everyone.
In my local Toastmasters club, I qualified to participate in an Area competition, which will be in Norfolk March 15th. The speech is entitled “20th Century American Athletes.” It’s about the 11 Triple Crown winners in TB Horseracing. I posted all about it awhile back – June 8, 2007. I tried to insert a link, but it didn't work. I don't know what I'm doing.
Walkin’ around in town
Yesterday morning it was just to flippin’ cold to take my morning walk and I had a 2:00 appointment to get my oil changed in Fremont, so rather than sit in the waiting room at the car dealer for an hour, I decided to bundle up and go for my walk. For those of you who know Fremont, I headed south on Luther Road and walked from Highway 30 over to Military, went west a little and started back on William St. William doesn’t go all the way back to 30, so I got a little sidetracked through some winding avenues and cul de sacs before I found my way beck to Luther Road. I had used up the entire hour by the time I made it back to Steffey’s.
Walking in town is sure a lot different than going down my gravel road. There is a lot more exhaust in the air, for one thing. On my gravel road, the traffic is considered heavy if I encounter one vehicle in the 40 or so minutes I spend on the road. On Luther Road, I think a car went by every 30 seconds or so.
On my road, the only dog I see is mine. In town, I passed by several, who announced my presence with much barking and hopping on the other side of the privacy fences. And speaking of fences, at home the only fences I pass are barbed wire. Luther Road is flanked on both sides almost all the way to Military with privacy fences. Yes, I peeked over the top of some of them, at places where I wasn’t getting barked at. Very nice houses in there.
When I got back to get my pickup at the appointed time, the service guy took one look at the paperwork and said, “Oh no! They haven’t even started it yet!” So I wound up sitting in the waiting room for an hour, anyway. He was very apologetic that it wasn’t ready when he’d said it would be, and I ended up getting my oil change for free.
I’ve just discovered that for reasons known only to the internet/blogger demons, I can come around and read all my favorite blogs, but I can’t open the comment box. So please don’t cross me off your lists. I’ll get back into the swing of things as soon as I can.