Wednesday, August 29, 2012
This summer, the bridge that I remember as being silver when I was growing up, but that has long been green, was painted red.
My friend Mary lived in that house at the end of the bridge.
At the other end of town, another bridge crosses the Winooski River. This one is on a more heavily travelled road and it needed to be widened. It was quite the engineering feat which involved cutting the metal span in half and pushing the two sides apart, then reattaching them with longer beams.
It might have been cheaper to just tear down the old and build a brand new bridge, but re-using is the Vermont way. There is a temporary bridge beside the old bridge for the duration of the project.
The Jericho Town Library has been closed for a badly needed coat of new paint. That accounts for my ability to finish off a few projects in the last two weeks. I have spent quite a lot of time volunteering at this library over the summer. There was a record-breaking number of check-outs this July.
So there is my inspiration. I need to get busy with some fall housework.