Let’s talk about life’s frustrations. Here is one that hobbyists can relate to–especially if you do jigsaw puzzles. You know how when you’re doing a jigsaw puzzle, you come down to the end and you discover that there’s a piece missing. It is pretty frustrating and makes you doubt everything. Those are terrible days.
Fear not for I offer important news. While walking to the library, I found it. Contact me and I will send it to you. If you find my other sock from the dryer, I hope you will be as kind.****
***I wrote a very similar piece for my other blog. I apologize to anyone who is kind enough to subscribe to both of them.
Hey train enthusiasts. A short time ago, early April. there was a news article about a train hitting a backhoe. My mother, having heard this on the CBC radio news, wondered how this was possible. Not to belittle the tragedy but rather to explain to my mother rather than Googling, I wanted to give her some ideas–if only in a smaller scale.
I came across this construction crew today. They were doing work on the train line with interestingly modified vehicles. Also, since a number of people checked out this blog when I posted the Aurora train station, I thought you might like this tool
Though I swore to myself I would not do another jigsaw puzzle, that’s exactly what I did
What cruel circumstances led to this? Well, it is a combination of forgetful ambition and the words of a parent who seemed eager to do the puzzle.
The forgetful optimism allowed me to forget the agony of the last puzzle and think “Hey! A puzzle would be fun!” The words of my Mom made me think that she would like to do a puzzle together to, in her words, “keep me sharp.” Well, she took one look at the pieces and said, “There really small.” I guess that is what I get by buying the puzzle at the Dollar Tree. I certainly wasn’t expecting perfection, I just hoped it wouldn’t be as bad as the last one.
In the end, it wasn’t terrible and I finished it rather quickly. Despite not containing trains or train tracks or similar stuff, it was a pretty nice picture. Now all I have to do is find somebody who wants it.
Trains are awesome. Trains are great. My town has a renovated, yet classic train station, yet only commuter trains run on it. That doesn’t bother me, but it isn’t the same as seeing freight trains every day.
I went out for a walk today and took some photos. Anyone interested in trains might appreciate them.
Even the bicycle parking is cute.
I should also include the heritage sign for those who would like to see it.