Monday, April 12, 2010 3:48:15 PM
There was some frivolity over the weekend as the cages were built. I'm fairly sure that this was a propane tank, and not a half-keg, being taken up the road:
Hope you haven't sold your stock in United Rentals
Jason is not really ready for baseball season.
Maybe you should save one of these to show the grandkids. Maybe get signatures from the cage removal team.
There had been a good day or two of wind. Reminds one of
Monday, April 12, 2010 1:05:55 PM
One of the fellow inmates here in Blagden Alley commented that she feels as if she were in a science fiction novel and had been abducted from home, taken to an alien planet, and put in a cage on display. Something about Murray Leinster and the Lensman
Note: The title is not from the Heinlein book. (That was in Heinlein's second phase. The editor did, however, read all of phase one, knew where Heinlein's house was on pre-paving Mesa Road in Colorado Springs, and occasionally drove by it on his way to wherever.) It's biblical reference, but recalled from Robert W. Services' Tipperary Days
, which precedes Heinlein somewhat.
Monday, April 12, 2010 12:59:28 PM
The editor was cooking out last night. There is a chain link fence at the rear of the back yard, opening onto the Blagden Alley extension which goes to the 1200 block of Ninth Street. There was some guy backing a dump truck down the alley. The editor was concerned that he didn't seem like a professional driver. In other words, if he hadn't had help, the alley would have been wider.
As part of the group, some gal with the Federal police look stops and asks whether the garage doors up the alley are actually used. The editor says yes, so the dump truck is moved closer to Ninth Street so the garages are clear to the center of the alley.
The editor asks if the can move it in 30 seconds for a fire truck. She says yes, that the keys are on the truck. It seems as if she had been over that question.
This morning the editor goes out to get the WaPo at First Cup. That entails walking back to Tenth and M and then back down the other side of M Street. On the way, notices that there is a Jersey barrier in front of Blagden Alley. Those don't move in 30 seconds. The FBI type, when asked about it, didn't seem concerned.
Anyone who has lived on that alleys and courts for several years has seen fires. It is a constant concern. It would be nice if everyone shared that concern.