Wednesday, June 08, 2005

June 8, 2005

One thing about a 5 hour trip with someone that can't 'hear you and doesn't want the radio on.
Lots of time to think, while you are dodging all the 18 wheelers and the road construction. Why are they repairing and re-doing all the major highways in the country. Duh!!! all these big trucks with 2 trailers are tearing up the highways yes they pay lots of taxes to be able to drive on the highways. But, is it really cost effective to keep having to repair the roadways over and over again yes it does keep the road crew employed. Why aren't we using other means of transporting goods across country. Weren't the railroad suppose to do that we have let all the railroads deteriorate. The railroads use to employ a lot of people too. When I was a kid and all the way through my generation I knew a lot of people that worked on railroads do you know anyone now that does. Yes a friend of mines sisters husband has recently retired from the railroad. How many accidents have been caused by the big rigs, most of us hate to drive on the major highways where we have to fight with them to just drive down the road. The price of gas today can't make them cost effective. This picture seems to make as much sense as watering grass to make it grow and then complaining about having to mow it.

2 comments:

Grinny Granny said...

Hi! We got home Tuesday about 2 p.m. We had a storm come through Amarillo Monday night with lightning, wind and a little rain, not a lot. The clouds looked like hail, but we didn't get any. We got started from Amarillo about 7 after breakfast and filling up with gas. Now we're trying to reorganize things in the house so E has room for clothes and things. Got rid of a trash sack full of clothes to make room. Found some interesting items going through the closet. I may take Richie to the office tomorrow and show him off, he's asleep right now. He had a little fever last night, but he's fine today. Melissa came down with a cold or some bug Tuesday morning, so she's been laying around, not doing much, except watching Richie for us when we're working in the house. I thought about going back to work early, but decided I needed the time to get things done around the house. It's going to take a while to catch up on the laundry, especially with five of us now. E has done a little searching on the Internet for jobs, but I guess he'll start next week with things. Better go get some lunch before it gets cold, Pat grilled some hotdogs on the grill.

Greek Shadow said...

Take it easy for now. Once we get a little more settled we'll think about coming out. Maybe if E & M have to stay here and work L & I can fly out there instead of trying to drive that far.