This is not a problem that I usually have. I am trying to determine if I have anything to write about so I will just take a stab and hopefully something of interest will prevail. If you checked yesterday, I would say no, there was nothing, because I was creating an extra kitchen cabinet from an idea my wife saw in Pinterest. It took two days to build and works well, and, in addition, it is fairly nondescript and does not take up much room in the kitchen. It is designed to roll on casters and go between the refrigerator wall and the side of the refrigerator and it does just what it was designed to do. It holds a ton of kitchen cans and bottles, flour, and a list of other things. Pinterest is available on-line and has a great many unique ideas. So it was worth it.
I realized over the weekend that we have four cats, which is more than enough. They have all been fixed now. It took awhile but is definitely worth it. Our dog is fixed, has her shots, and is a rescue dog, which is a dog that is proably going to be euthenanized. So, I guess we saved one.
Dick Howe, Jr. is amazing to me. He runs a large office, has a wonderful wife, a Harvard graduate for a son (who single-handedly garnered points for his, Andrew’s, handling of Elizabeth Warren’s campaign in this area), a new book out, and he does the cemetery tours. Those tours are fascinating and I wish I could do the part around the Tsongas plots, as there is quite a bit of history over there too, and it has virtually nothing to do with Paul Tsongas. T— and I took the St. Patrick’s tour and there was Dick, apparently anxious to learn a few things about the Irish in Lowell. I am kind of busy, especially this time of year, but I have nothing on Dick. I am helping out in a few campaigns, but have not really done too much with that type of activity since the Markey campaign.
My picks for Council are, not in any order:
That does not reflect who will win, just who I want to win. I am sure this will be an interesting campaign and, to quote St. Paul « I have finished the race, » is something that they can all look back on and take a great deal of pride in.
My picks for School Committee are, again, not in any order;
Business is good. There are alot of leaves out there, and we try to keep our operation small. However, if it is like other years, I will be active right until Christmas, depending upon the snow situation. Speaking of snow, I am cutting back on the number of people I will do the snowblowing for, as too many just means that the job does not get done right.
Well, I properly stated that the number of topics for tonight was a bit negligible. I am sure that I did not disappoint. I will be going to the City Library to get some information on the history of the School Department. It is an interesting read, I can assure you. It was the subject for my final paper for my Master’s Degree. By the way, if any of you run into Marty Meehan, tell him we need a University Museum on the Manzi Dodge lot across from the Francis Gates. All great universities have a museum.