Friday This-and-That

First off, yes, I am posting this after 4pm – it’s been a bit of a busy day these last couple of days, so I haven’t had a whole bunch of time on the computer. πŸ˜‰

We got a lot of random housework done (including putting all the VHS tapes into two shelves of a bookshelf, two deep), and over the weekend we should be getting a bit more done.

One of the projects that we’re working on is cutting a, well, bush which has turned into more of a sprawling tree back down to its size. Just as a gauge of how bad the tree is entangled in itself, I cut a branch that goes over my head apart. However, it didn’t fall, in fact it didn’t move at all. However, the next branch that gets cut will loosen both branches.

I’ve already run once to clear a falling branch, I can do it again. I hope. πŸ˜‰

I’ve talked about the fact that I live by the railroad, and that there is a box right here. In the last few days, they’ve been doing some work on the box apparently. The other day, I heard a train go through and the box announced the temperature as minus 42. Now, a crew truck has shown up in the same place that it had back in July and they’re doing some repairs to the box.

I say repairs because as there is a train going over the sensor, it put out an alert only seconds after the engines crossed over it. I think the fella manually turned it off to keep everyone from hearing the beeping for the duration of the train. πŸ˜‰

I’m heading out to walk now, since the train has a caboose on the end of it!