Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bits and Pieces

Things I see coming home from the hospital: 


The Kaufman Performing Arts Center, 
home of the symphony, the opera and the ballet in KCMO


A Royals Banner at the top of Signal Hill (where Fox 4 is) 


The view from the top of the 12th street viaduct in KCMO, looking down towards 
the West Bottoms, and Kansas City, Kansas, in the distance. 
I have driven up and down this bridge thousands of times in my working career. 
Kemper Arena is off to the left at the foot of the bridge down there, where I ushered and 
took tickets for 16 years.  Sadly, they are discussing tearing it down. 
There used to be lots of old buildings along these two blocks before the bridge. 


31 miles of these kinds of trees make the journey better. 


I took the dogs out to run again when I got home... I confess I have to come home before rush hour, because the speeding traffic scares me.  
See that green tree in the distance, in the center of the picture?  It is just beginning to turn, 
and I have been waiting for it.  It's the Creme de la Creme of October trees. 


And this last picture, you ask? 

Well, it's kind of funny... I just took the trash out for it's pickup in the morning. 
This is our neighbor's house, and I noticed as I came up the street tonight 
that it is all decorated for Halloween!  There are figures standing by the door (you can't see them here) and it is all lit up. 
It is the only one on the block. 

These are the neighbors who have NEVER spoken to us... the man has literally passed me within three feet on the riding mowers, and never acknowledged me.  I was stunned to see this, stunned. 
I don't think I've seen his wife in 6 months. 

I'm still stunned.  I admit it. 

Keith did not have a good night last night... and he is facing a lot of big decisions in the next few days.  We are hoping to have him home by the end of the week.  
I'll try to stop posting pictures of the pasture once I have him home and resting. 

Thank you all so much for your prayers and good thoughts!