CrabAppleLane Sunday - March 25, 2012 Issue


One of the errands we had to run yesterday was to our local dump. According to Quicken, I've been there 5 times now. In the first three instances, I had truckloads and they cost me $10-$12 each time. The fourth instance was 4 years ago. I don't remember how much I had but it was $19. Yesterday, a pretty light load cost me $26. They also made me wear a vest and hard hat for the first time. Still kinda creeped out about that. Who wore them before me? While they were at the dump? I digress. I know inflation is primarily responsible for the rising prices but the higher the price goes, the more likely people are just going to leave their junk on the side of the road or in a vacant lot or in a ditch. The taxpayers should just go ahead and finance the operation.

Hope to get the tiller hooked up today and get the spring garden going. It's nice outside but my knees are not cooperating.

I offer two from yesterday's errand running. These were taken with my phone. The view is from a bridge on Hwy 435 in Abita Springs, Louisiana. Typically, you can only barely see the river as you pass over the bridge. This is about 10 miles from CrabAppleLane. In the previous few days, we received about 24 inches of rain. The ground is saturated and the water is now just running from high ground to low ground. It's pretty cool unless your house is in its path.

Abita Springs, LA - March 24, 2012
Abita Springs, LA - March 24, 2012

Abita Springs, LA - March 24, 2012
Abita Springs, LA - March 24, 2012

About today's QOTD: Kid has more guts than I ever had.

5 song iTunes shuffle:

  1. Coming Your Way Fleetwood Mac - Then Play On
  2. Back On The Road Again - REO Speedwagon - Arch Allies: Live at Riverport
  3. Good Rockin' Tonight - Montrose - Montrose
  4. Dueling Banjos - Eric Weissberg - Deliverance
  5. Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon - Queen - A Night At The Opera

Quote of the Day

I don't plan to show up butt naked or anything. I'm going to wear a pretty prom dress.
Megan Piper

Blog of the day is here.

Quote from said blog: "Upon hearing of Dick Cheney's secret heart transplant, am I the only one who conjured up the image of an unwilling live donor, strapped down in terror to an adjoining gurney?"

Dollars to donuts, he is NOT the only one to think that. -Rob


That is a lot of rain, Rob. I used to go out to our river when it was up, just to marvel at the sight. Haven't done that in several years.

When the water is high around here one of the best views of the Mississippi is from the St. Paul river bluffs near downtown. I could watch that for hours.

Remember the "we're running out of landfill space" scare some years ago? There was no shortage of suitable land, there was a political unwillingness to allow new ones to open. Is that dump running out of room and there's no replacement in sight?

And yeah, the hat thing would, er, bug me too.

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