Multiple choice question of the day: Which of the following went away today?
a. My sore throat.
b. The rain.
c. My sniffles.
d. My spirit for adventure.
e. None of the above.
If you guessed rain, you are wrong. But as I walked back to my B&B tonight after dinner, there were large patches of blue sky above, so maybe tomorrow will be dry. Or maybe only tonight will be dry. If you guessed any of the others, well… I’ll let you know tomorrow. We’re still working on the songs from yesterday, and I want to give everybody a fair chance to participate before implementing another contest.
I chatted for some time with a lock keeper, who shall remain anonymous. I teasingly commented that it seems like a cushy job, because there is nothing to do until a boat comes along. Then the lock keeper presses some buttons, and the gates open and close as necessary. The locks operate during the 6-month season, March to November. In addition to tending to the locks, the lock keeper must maintain the grounds around the lock, because untidy grounds might discourage boaters, who are the reason for the lock keeper’s cushy job. The lock keeper did confess to being fortunate to have the job, but disagreed that it was cushy.
|LEJOGers Anne and Andy|
|Telford Bridge, Invermoriston|
© 2011 Ken Klug