I just came in from hauling miscellaneous stones and broken bricks away from the farmstead. In the process, I noticed something interesting. Near the corner of this block, there stands the remains of a garage, once filled to overflowing with old tires and other junk. Very recently (within the last couple of days), someone closed its doors and nailed a 2"x4" across them. Two lots away, a property owner erected a wall to block the way to a gaping hole that was once a stablehouse.
The very interesting thing about this is that I have attracted a good bit of attention since last September, when I began work on the farmstead. Some people stood slack-jawed as I hacked at tree roots with an axe, others spoke with me, asking questions of me while I shoveled the soil. The garage and the hole stood unchanged but for continued decay for ten years. Now, this magically changes.
I will, in my humble(?) way, take all the credit. I surely did not inspire anyone; I'm not the inspirational type. But the news crews from WPXI and WTAE will surely be here, if only because I'll call them myself.
I think I've actually frightened these sons of a Discordian saint.
Res Publica Rationis
- An Interesting Observation