Meanderings

This weather pattern has done little to quell my desire to do some spring-like activities. I have an indoor greenhouse and am growing tomatoes and perennials for spring planting. The baby plants look good. I am ready to go fly-fishing as soon as I can convince my fellow fishermen that it is a good idea. The weather is stopping my day-dreaming a bit though. Today is supposed to be minus twenty in my son’s home in Boylston. That is with the windchill factor. Actually, it is a comfy five above zero. So winter continues to have its grip on our time, and our two above the normal temperature periods just do not make it in my comfort column.

I am curious as to what is happening with the City Manager’s search. The newspaper does not seem to have any idea as to what is really going on, who’s on First, etc. I am actually pleased with that because to often the newspaper editorializes on some aspect of politics in Lowell and assists greatly in bringing about a decision. I personally am very interested in providing the city with a daily news program, which is very laborious. There is a lot of labor in that. But, a city the size of Lowell in the Midwest would have three television stations (witness Des Moines, Iowa) and nightly news shows. So I have an application into LTC to start a daily news show. I just have to be careful of my health. It has not been great lately.

K Pharmacy in the Highlands is a very professional drugstore. I have started getting my prescriptions filled there because I like to frequent Lowell businesses. I shop local. It is a good thing to do. Andy, down at the Brewhaus downtown on Market Street is very familiar to me and brought the coffee and the muffins to the dedication of the Computer Lab in my father’s memory. He did a marvelous job, and if you are tempted to get your “Box of Joe” at Dunkin’, get them at Andy’s place instead. He is very reasonable. And the muffins and coffee are fantastic.

Also, I recently went downtown and found a sneaker store which sold me a nice pair of Brook’s sneakers for a reasonable price. In fact, almost every storefront downtown has an occupant and it is as exciting to shop downtown as it is at a local mall. The only problem is the parking meters but they are easier to use than they were when you had to have a quarter for fifteen minutes. Now you can use your debit or credit card to park in one of the garages or even on the street. Parking meters should have never been invented but we have to worry about them now. If there is a way to tax something, the government will find out what it is and be there with their hand out. I called the Parking Department and they said you do not have to use meters on Saturday, so shop downtown on that day.

Those are just some areas I have meandered in my mind this week. Hopefully, some of it is helpful. Good buy for now.

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