Musings

A mystery (again)

Update on the Green Pump Corner: they’ve moved the pump aside to excavate a giant rectangular hole.

And down the side street is another Green Pump. And a truck with a large tank arriving to…take liquid away? Bring in new liquid?

Oh, and my weather prediction fact yesterday was wrong, false, incorrect: the 20° overnights begin tonight, that is: Saturday, Sunday, and Monday mornings—big brrrrr!

That’s a brrrrrr

I think of these palmettos (right?) as denizens of a more tropical locale than here in the ATL. Clearly, that’s my ignorance showing. As I photographed, I silently warned the plant to beware of impending weather, as the next three overnight lows are to be in the 20s here.

Old new friend

Today was the fourth consecutive day that I managed to attain a split (mile) at faster than 18 minutes. That’s a good pace for my recovering lower limbs.

Given that I was feeling good when I left the house, I went a different direction than I have been going this month, and once again checked out the Beside-the-BeltLine apartment complex that’s under construction. The floor decking is down, and the rebar is poking up, just as it does across much of the concrete-using third-world. The best, however, is the row of pickups servicing their workmen and the worksite.

Ad shoot

Indeed, I found the shoot I saw the sign for yesterday, with no talent in view, and only security watching me passing by. I could tell which house they were using, as there was a table of snacks on the front porch. Farther along, I came upon the crew parking. I thought it was wise to not clog the streets with many vehicles and their diverse political bumperstickers.

Meilleur

Here’s one of those mini-driveway bridges I mentioned on Friday, all hooked up. It’s an odd, specific contraption.

In other neighborhood news, someone’s shooting a new state lottery commercial. Tomorrow.

Title refers to a new mini-addiction: watching Le Meilleur Pâtissier. In French, no subtitles. A challenge. I did know what beurre noisette means and how to make it; yay!

No repeat

Trying to cut back on meat. This tofu baked with BBQ sauce was ho-hum, but passable.

Improvement?

Yesterday I saw a trickle of fluorescent green ooze here. today, there’s a broad area of disturbance covered by plywood. And many more orange cones standing sentinel.

Capital improvements

I discovered this Big Green Pump a week ago. It must be quite a project, as now there are more pipes stacked and additional barriers. I walked off to the left, and a crew of guys were installing mini-bridges across the curb-edges at each driveway on one side of the street. The mini-bridges had connectors at each end, I think to allow the project to pump piped water above ground down that street while still allowing homeowners to use their driveways. Still don’t fully understand the Big Green Pump project.

Ahhhhhh, yes

Even when there’s a cold rain, a daffodil crowd makes me smile.

Stay tuned

We were in the lovely filling of a weather sandwich today, with a high of an unexpected 62°F. Rain’s coming in tonight, and then by weeks-end something wintery will be somewhere nearby, perhaps even here, depending on which meteorological model is correct.