GOOD GRIEF.. gas prices are all over the place lately. Very confusing for sure. One town has it 15 whole cents cheaper than the other. Needless to say. I took my cans and filled them up while it was $2.43 cents. Usually when I do that it goes down but within hours it went back up 10 cents. Not a real gas war thing but makes one wonder what is going on. Labor day is approaching and I begin to get antsy about this time. Friday traffic was backed up for at least 1/2 mile and I had to make a long detour and after I did that another road closed and I had to find another alternate route. I was just happy to get home in one piece. Crazy things happen over labor day and I still can’t figure out why. I just try to be more aware and careful over that holiday.
Here in town our local government has decided to dig up the old pond where we ice skated when we were kids. It was a deep pond and a lovely sight in our park there. We used to skate there every winter. Now that the climate has changed it rarely would EVER froze hard enough to skate on. Closed off due to being dangerous in the winter it just sat there. So the city government decided to dig the pond up and remove the silt and make a swimming area out of it. The old building we loved will be used as a shelter area for swimmers. Not sure how long the whole thing will take, but they race to get most of it done before the winter sets in. We, who used to use the pond, can’t wrap our minds around anyone swimming in it. It will be made to have filtered water that is safe to swim in. Memories of the past will soon fade away to the sounds of children playing and swimming in the same pond we used. Eventually the whole idea of skating there will fade away and it will be one for the history books of our town. Here is a shot I took the other day of the progress of digging up the old pond.