Monday, January 11, 2010

Blue Monday

I'm still here... had to work all weekend, and I get grumpy when I have no play time.  So there's nothing new to show.  Except my driveway.

 I do love that I get to work from home, so when there is snow and frigid temperature, I don't have to shovel the driveway to get out.  I did shovel a path to go get the newspaper.  I also do that because my driveway is (1) concrete, and (2) downhill into the garage.  Sometimes my biggest challenge is just getting out of the driveway to the road. So, if I expose some of the concrete, it will melt faster when the temperature warms up (and, yippee, we are supposed to have a heat wave in the 40s this week!)  It's called the Solar Snow Removal System.  Works for me.

I have not posted any of my new journal yet for 2010.  There is a really good reason for that.  I don't have one.  It's still in my head.  You know how that goes.  And I'm dying to get back to making pages for my online journal class.  It's like I've waited my whole life for this class, because I can utilize every last scrap that was too interesting to throw away, yet didn't really "go" anywhere else.  The more I dig around for stuff to use, the more I find.  It's like Christmas, and a whole lot of fun!  Sometimes it pays to be a packrat.

My initial plan for this new journal from the class was to make it like a travel journal, but for all the local attractions near me that I never go to.  I think that would be fun.  I could easily zip around town and take pictures, grab postcards and brochures, etc.  There is a car museum, the Patton Museum at Ft. Knox, local cemetaries, Civil War markers, Lincoln's birthplace, the Coke museum with a giant hand sticking out of the building... lots of places to explore.  Years ago, you could drive right up to the gold depository at Ft. Knox.  Those days ended in September 2001, though, and they even took down the exit sign on the interstate to indicate where Ft. Knox is.

There have always been a lot of rumors about the gold depository too.  There are supposed to be other things there besides gold.  Like jewels, documents, and also enough pure drugs to make narcotic pain killers in case we needed them in war time.  There is rumored to be an underground tunnel that goes over to the Ohio River and that the gold was taken out that way a long time ago, but I don't believe that (well, I believe there might be a tunnel, but not that they took the gold somewhere else).  Way back when, they used to hire local high school football players to help move the gold when they did inventory and counted the gold bars.  They don't do that anymore. 
Okay, I know I'm just rambling now.  I was trying to fill up some of the white space around my blue Monday  pictures!  Okay, one more picture.  This building is in Louisville.


paula:) said...

Hi Pat - well I loved the snow. You should park on the level part so you don't have to shovel the snow. That is what I would do. stay warm!!!

letterlady said...

Are them boobs on that ther buildin?

Pat said...

Now that you mention it, it does look a little like one of Madonna's bra!