Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Slow but productive
It wasn't a particularly unique day at Afton Station, but I met some lovely people and a lot of chores got done. David, back from vacation, arrived to install a couple of dehumidifiers on the car side. They'll help guard against mildew on these hot and humid summer days. He also adjusted the penny press so now it produces the tail-free pennies which I've been told are more desirable to hardcore squashed coin collectors. The roofers came to find out why we're still leaking like a sieve despite quite a few previous attempts to stem the flow. We also did a few more little chores around the Station, happily interrupted now and then by visitors. A couple from Italy on motorcycles were first, but my ability to understand not a word of Italian beyond "Ciao!" and their inability to utter anything in English other than "Boston to Los Angeles" prohibited much give and take. Easier to understand was a woman from Oregon who was in the area trying to convince her elderly father to move to Oregon with her in the wake of his wife's death, and a chatty guy from New Jersey doing most of the Route on his beautifully tricked out Harley. Betty stopped by, and I'm always so glad to see her. There were others too, totaling 11, if I remember correctly. That's about it for now.....
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Just read your blog for the first time! Exciting life you must have. Route 66 is fun when you're there, unfortunately for most of us, all we can do is pretend and post mundane writings about a fantasy! Enjoy!
It certainly IS fun! I hope some day you can get on the road and if you do, come for a visit. Laurel
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