(I wrote this last night, July 27th, but didn't get it posted till this a.m. July 28th)
M-DOT is doing road work today and there are HUGE signs telling everyone that "this lane is closed" and to wait for the flag man to tell you to proceed. There are pylons up and down the middle of the road. It is very apparent something is going on but apparently not to EVERYONE.
M-DOT crew just went through with their "spray guns" of tar patching up areas on the road. No sooner had they gotten past our driveway than I heard a bunch of horn honking and some one yelling "HEY!".
I looked out the window, and there is this guy in an SUV IN THE LANE THAT IS CLOSED, headed southward. He finally got the hint, went behind our mailbox and is parked in our ditch waiting for traffic coming from the other way to clear. At least he isn't blocking our driveways!! Now cars are coming FROM the north heading south ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD WHERE HE SHOULD BE but now he can't get a break in traffic to get back out on the road! He/she could be sitting there for a while....
The ONLY thing I can think of is this person is someone who lives north of us between where they have the "use this lane" sign and the flagman, if you understand what I'm trying to convey. He or she possibly just didn't realize that there was only one lane of traffic and he or she needed to be in the other lane...even with all the equipment, working people, pylons, etc.
We had quite a lightening disply last night and enough wind and rain that we had to close all the windows. It was already 74 degrees at 6 a.m. BUT there is a steady wind (I can't call it a breeze anymore!) and apparently our cold front is coming through; it is about 74 degrees and sunny...very pleasant!
We've got 16 campers and one cabin checking out today so that means Dan can mow more sites!!! Isn't he a lucky guy!
Have a great day!
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