Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Not much quilting getting done
There was a plan to raise the manhole but that seems to have been scrapped. The west side did get a proper gutter and the new pavement appears to slope in that direction.
Look what a lovely job the pavers made of leaving my plantings!
The new pavement goes a little beyond the south wall and covers that neighbor's weed strip next to her parking pavement.
The future plan is, that when our house would be re-built, the road will be widened up to the edge of where the house is now.
Of course, this road really goes nowhere. the end to the north is only about four feet wide. As is, only very small cars and motorcycles can
I wonder what the hole signifies to Narita-san.
He may have a bigger problem cleaning it because it is no longer concrete on the sides. The pavers put a wooden plug taped to the wall and paved around it.
Well, today it is raining and last time I checked, there are two small puddles ... one at the north end of the new pavement and one where it joins at he south.
No lake in front of my gate. Of course, it is not raining all that hard.
Sunday I will attend an Eagle Court of Honor for one of my former Scouts.
I offer my Cub Scouts a challenge that if they graduate to Boy Scouts having met all the requirements in the book plus the Conservation and Religious awards (not just what it takes to earn the Arrow of Light). I will carve them a neckerchief slide.
That slide is a hand making the "Scout sign".
Every year there are a few boys who take on the challenge and I have noticed these "Goal Setters" often carry on to become Eagle Scouts. When that Scout invites me to his Court of Honor, I carve him an Eagle slide. Well, I have been so busy with other things, the slide was becoming a deadline.
Making something for a boy is a joy, but a deadline is not so when I was prepping for the cub whittling, I cut out an eagle shape. Yesterday I whittled and today I added the paint.
My cubs passed their challenge. One mother brought a box of band-aids as insurance but there was not even one nick. Of course this morning as I was cleaning up a few of the feathers with a small knife, I nicked my finger. There used to be a standing joke that anyone getting one of my carved slides should check for blood to make sure it was an authentic "Fukuda". Well, Josh, you will be getting the real thing when you remove your first slide to replace it with the eagle.
Long train rides tonight plus a meeting so the quilting will not be forgotten.