Saturday, 15 April 2017
We planned to return to the beach approach, but first we took Jaime to Time Enough Books.
Yesterday’s town hall bouquet went to a new home at Salt Hotel.
Julez was pleased.
He told me a story the other night, when we left after the Salty Talk, that has been a comfort to me. From the Salt Pub, I have to go down the stairs backwards because of my knee and balance problems. Julez told me about a mountain climber who had “blown out his knees” climbing so whenever descending a mountain slope, the climber had to go down backwards. That story made me feel less old and decrepit.
We weeded the Veterans Field gardens first, in preparation for an easter egg hunt that will happen there tomorrow.
Then the continued weeding of the beach approach took the rest of the day.
Allan started with the end cap by the driveway to the restroom parking lot.
We ended by finishing up a section we had not completed the day before (due to jumping ahead to clear some traffic sightlines). It was not until Allan found a round metal object in the garden that we looked up and realized that three of the prettiest Long Beach banners had been stolen overnight. I checked, and yesterday’s photos show the banners. Today…nothing on three posts, and on one the expensive brackets are missing (bottom) and bent (top). I picture some yobbos standing in the bed of a pick up truck in the dark, stealing banners but not quite able to reach so the brackets got bent and broken.
It is irksome and will make for extra work for the city crew. (It also demonstrates why placing security cameras on the lamp posts would likely end up with the cameras stolen.)
When we dumped our debris at city works, we loaded eight buckets of soil and mulched the flag pavilion bed at Vet Field.We were both very tired. (Allan was even tireder than he let me know till the end of the next day.) The work board shows 7 beach approach sections of 13 still to go. Tomorrow we hope to reach the halfway point.