I was so surprised to see an Osprey taking a bath in the Phillippi Creek this morning.
Pouring the cement for the addition to the Gingerich's House on the corner of Miller & Fry.
Also on Fry Street cat-a-corner from the Gingerich House Robert Bender's home is getting a new roof.
And the pavilion at the park was getting a pressure washing by the county government men.
We are all getting ready for the busy winter season.
The Budget is an Amish/Mennonite newspaper, printed weekly in Sugarcreek Ohio. Starting the first of November and going through the month of April the Pioneer Trails bus brings down a supply of The Budget, fresh off the press.
Sam Troyer takes care of The Budget from the time the bus arrives until it is in the customer's hands. Then he takes the rest of The Budgets and people can also pick them up there.
He brings his own table every week and sets it up.
Next he places the money container on the table. Dollar bills goes into the can and the quarters are placed into the small container, as the price per Budget is $1.25.
And he needs a place to dispose garbage, so he fastens a plastic bag to the table.
People can pay before the bus arrives and then whenever the Budgets hit the table, they reach in and pick up their Budget.
Today he had ordered 60 Budgets. Each week he orders a bit more as more people arrive in Pinecraft to stay. Sam handles about 3000 Budgets per season, from November through April.
Paul Wagler picks up the amount of Budgets Yoder's Amish Village wants. I also saw Der Dutchman's vehicle so I assume they had their supple of Budgets picked up too.
The sun set tonight.
There are not many people out and about.
For it is exceptionally cold for October.
We have a north-west wind.
It makes for fresh air, and deep inhaling is good for the lungs.
Forecast is after tomorrow the daytime temperatures will be in the 80's.
This afternoon Irma's Debris was finally picked up and hauled away. These photos are from south of Bahia Vista. I don't know whether the north side got picked up or if that is still to come. also these men can't pick up the debris in the Pinecraft Park as that is the county's responsibility.
Keeping count of the fork loads.
These men get paid according to the amount of fork loads get picked up.
Pushing back the branches that want to escape the truck bed.
Picking up leaves raked together.
Watching him, I realized he must have had lots of practice in getting the loose debris up into the truck bed without loosing the leaves.
Watching the game on the sideline and visiting.
Shuffleboard Tournament is serious business, at least if you are in the game.
In the meantime a squirrel hid a peanut in this shirt. I don't know whose bike this is but at least he got a free roasted & salted peanut.
For a number of years this man, which is Menno Plank's grandson, for those who know Menno from the 1940's. Ever since I l moved here to stay he would take this dog for runs throughout Pinecraft. The dog had free range chasing the squirrels on the streets. But in the last years I have seen the dog and his owner just a few times out for a walk. Tonight was such a time. I am sort of sad that the dog doesn't have the strength and energy to chase my squirrels at the park. All three of these squirrels were on their way to my peanuts. The dog longingly looked at them and probably remembered his former years of giving them a run for their lives. But the dog knew those days are over for him and he didn't even attempt to go after them.
This reminds me of life in general, whether we are humans or animals.
When Hurricane Irma was making her way up the coast, I had posted on Facebook that Irma has lost her eye a bit south of Sarasota. Marvin, second from the left read my post and wondered how could my neighbor lady Erma loose her eye south of Sarasota?
My neighbor Erma didn't loose her eye, but she has gone to the dogs.
These two shots were taken after the rain and yet before the rain totally stopped. It was a very welcome rain as yards were getting dry and brown.
The sunset over the Pink House.
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