Thursday, March 06, 2008

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The local weather forecasters are wetting themselves in excitement because a storm is on the way and there may be 2 to 8 inches of real live SNOW. Film at eleven. Gather up grandmaw and the youngins, buy that bread and milk, and pray to be saved from this horrible ordeal.

Yeah. Well. Whatevah. As long as sweetie gets home safely tomorrow night.

Still knitting on the socks. Little Nibbler wrote about the bumps caused in the Helix Knitting when she passed one color with the other. At first, I was going to say that one shouldn't out-lap the "lead" color with the other one. I mean, I don't. However, after some thought, I decided that it isn't necessarily wrong and may even produce some neat effects. Be Bold and Fearless!

Still working in the studio. And at the dyepot. I'm so happy!

Here is some news about life here in a small town. (Pop. 29) There is a certain rich person who has a part-time residence in our township. He paid for the renovation of the general store. He paid half the bill to rock the bank of the spring that was the reason our town was located here. In 1816. Fresh water, you know. It's really pretty now that it isn't an overgrown and stagnate ditch.

So. This guy has bought the brick school building up on the hill. It was built as a WPA project in 1939, to replace the wooden structure that had burned. At first, it was an all grades school and later, it became a K through 8. The county's schools were consolidated and it closed in 1984. I know lots of people here who either graduated or attended that school.

The property (building and 15 acres) was auctioned off and sat empty for several years. An entrepreneur bought it about 1995 and many improvements were made. The business went sour, and again, it has sat silent for several years. Until now.

There is all sorts of small town speculation as to what the upshot will be. A community center? Elder care? A place for small businesses? The rich guy is low key and closed mouthed.

For moi, it is my scenery to the west. It is what I see when I walk out my front door. I, too, am curious about what it will turn into. I trust the rich guy, based on his previous performance, so I know the renovation will be first class.

Bunny Pictures!!


zippiknits said...

The big bunny in the front with the broken coat? That one is just like one of our Holland lops. It's cute that all the little black kits are in the litter pan and the fawns are at the food. They seem to be incredibly color well organized for their age. :)

zippiknits said...

How rude of me not to mention the rich guy who is doing sweet things around town. He seems very interested in improving life for all the citizens and probably, as you think, has something very traditional and great for the property. Best wishes for a continued lovely view as you step out the door. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, Zippi -

That big bunny is a neutered male called Heizen. He was my first "rescue rabbit" - his mom developed terrible allergies to his dander.

Do you still have your bunnies?

Anonymous said...

Me too. I hope the rich guy comes through. Satisfying porch views are very important in Daily Life.

Thanks for Helix advice. I will be Bold and Fearless, except when it comes to driving in the snow. I won't be venturing out tomorrow.


Knitting Linguist said...

Politics in a small town... Very interesting. I hope y'all survived the Scary Snow!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Knitting Linguist -

All of the world's dramas play out in small town politics! It is particularly bad when it seems that the older part of this county all went to school with each other - there are feuds, slights, and good-ol'-boy deals that go back decades at play.

I've given up trying to keep track of who dissed who's wife back in high school, causing a county commissioner to have it in for our little commnity. I have officially gotten out of town politics as of Dec. 31, 2007. Geez ow.

About the rich guy. He's not only rich; he has a successful business that has made him a multi-millionaire. (I won't name him as I respect his privacy.) We are blessed that he chose to renovate an historic home in our township, one of the first in our county. And it is enlightened self-interest that causes him to do Good Things around here. I'm okay with that.

anonymous because blogger is not recognizing me at the moment.