|Happy Halloween from Duffy and I and our stuffed friend!!!|
Friday, October 28, 2011
|Holes dug, snow fences in place to keep unwary dogs, cats, and people from falling in!|
|Holes filled, snow fences gone.|
|Waiting for asphalt|
You can imagine that with all the mechanical equipment (to be distinguished from the above!!) rattling, rolling, banging, and thumping and all the men going back and forth, Duffy lost his little mind with barking!!! I often kept him inside. He didn't like that!! But the excitment is coming to an end soon and our little neighborhood will return to the usual activities of street people going through the garbage for bottles, the occassional drug deal, and people using our lane as a shortcut and speeding while they are at it. Maybe I can convince Somerville to put in a couple of speed bumps when they repave???
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We were all given copies of the Annual Report and herein lies my moment of fame. Back in August Diane Berge and I were interviewed by Krysta from Covenant Communications--she even taped the interview! She decided to center the story about SWD around my mother's airplane dream and myself as now co-chair of SWD. I had an honest to goodness photo shoot in early September, complete with screens, bright lights, multiple shots, fussing with the props, etc.--I felt like a super model!! Well, okay not quite!! Hahaha!! And I engaged in multiple emails with Krysta over the story. As she approaches writing from a journalism perspective--corporate journalism to be precise, and I approach writing from an academic perspective, you can imagine we had some differences!! Like when she ascribed to me a quotation that Diane had made--um, that's plagiarism!! Also I don't like inaccuracies in numbers, dates, stuff like that. I'm sure she thought I was a real pain, but she graciously made the corrections.
I scanned the page from the report, so it's not great quality, but you will get the gist of it--I hope. I offered to sign autographs after the meeting, but no one took me up on that!!! Hahahaha!!
I really like the story because fulfilling that dream with my mother will always be something I'll cherish for the rest of my life.