The other big happening in the hood dealt with the nearby train tracks. I am very close to downtown, but also not far from the train yards--the tracks are about half a block away. There is a LOT of train traffic--but I had grown accustomed to hearing them in the apartment and they do not bother me. THEN one morning this week the train horn blew for 10-15 minutes---solid--no stopping at 6 AM!
ANOTHER flurry of emails. The neighbors are calling the train company---and up in arms---surely it must have been an emergency. The story finally gets "found out"--someone broke into the engine and had a "Whistle Party". The whistle blew until the police arrived to end the party. Every little boy dreams of blowing the train whistle.
I volunteered at the Cowtown Race Packet pickup yesterday. I have a new and profound respect for the volunteers that put these races on. It was Organized Chaos! I must say that runners are some of the most polite people. I loved it and ALMOST got the bug to run again---and then I remembered!
It has been a super busy week! I am back painting --the apartment has to be painted before it can be rented. Someone smoked in it---so it has to be kiltzed and painted. GROAN! I had central air put in it and will start my next career as a landlord soon. NO NEED TO APPLY if you enjoy shenanigans!
AND I found Elvis--he is alive and well here in FW!