Current mood: calm
It started out as a simple errand, and in retrospect, I really should have called ahead. No, as it turned out, the bike wasn't ready to be picked up after all, so for that purpose, it was a wasted trip.
But it wasn't a wasted trip after all.
What I did was walk the 2-1/2 miles into West View, and most of the way back. My wife, wondering why I wasn't back by when I said I would, called me on the cell, and from her perspective, rescued me.
My main accomplishment on the way was making it easier for anyone to walk or bike along the southbound side of Perry Highway. We had a bad windstorm a week or so ago, and while the downed branches have long since been removed from the driving lanes, for pedestrians it has been a very different story. Until yesterday. What I did was remove every large and medium sized branch from the pathway along the road.
In a couple of spots, I also had to trim branches that had grown into the road, forcing any pedestrians right out into the driving lane. Really the property owners should take care of this. Really I should have gone up to the door of each house and gotten permission to take care of it for them. Well, at least it's possible to walk along there now, and too bad for your bushes, pal. Alternatively, I could have called the police and had *them* order you to cut back your greenery. Say thank you now. OK, you're welcome. At least now I don't have to die just trying to walk past your house. Yeah, over two miles of that.
I did not pick up trash. I did not yank weeds. Maybe some other trip. It was project enough just dealing with the downed branches.