Well Friday started out as usual, up at 04:30am had coffee with my bride, and then Her and my son Andy were off to work.
I went down to my office and did some blog reading and then tried to decide what kind of a project I might do today, it is a little cooler again today it started out at 65 this morning and is supposed to go to the middle 80's this afternoon.
Weed eating won the toss so I spent a couple hours out doing that .
I noticed something today on Margie & Roger's blog, They saw a drunk driver pass their motor home and were wondering what to do. They said a car in front of them saw a police car parked on the side with a car pulled over and evidently stopped and told the officer and another police officer stopped the drunk further down the road. Glad to hear this turned out okay but it got me to think. From my experience as a police officer I don't know that stopping to talk to an officer that is already conducting a traffic stop is a good idea, first that officer is already in a stressful position and the sight of a car pulling up behind him will increase this stress and take away from what should be primary his concentration on the car he has just stopped, second you are now exposed to not only to the danger of someone rear ending you ( like a Gawker), Trust me I was rear ended three time over 30 years even with emergency lights activated. Or just what if this turns out to be a felony car stop and the perpetrator takes advantage of the officer's distraction and starts shooting. I suggested they do like I did in my spare time and make a subfolder in your Favorites, I just named mine Police, It lists all the websites of all the State and Provincial Police agencies in the US and Canada. They all have a website by the way. On these site will be listed their emergency numbers ,like 511, an tons of other information. If you don't have a way to access the web while you are driving, (no card etc.) before you leave just list the states and the numbers needed on a sheet of paper and put it with you trip folder on the dash of the truck or motor home. If you see something, an accident or crime or a drunk you can give them the information by cell phone and all of us will be safer, even the cop.
Okay that is my suggestion, it works for me but you will have to do a little research unless you want to private e-mail me and I will reply with the folder and url's attached to the reply.
There that's my good turn for today, now maybe I can return to my curmudgeon lesson.
We are waiting to hear from our visitor's Paul & Helen, and Jodie & Coco, they are heading from Northern Iowa today so they should arrive in the area tonight sometime. Donna had to work the restaurant as she couldn't get anyone to work her shift. But hopefully will have time in the morning to greet our friends from Florida.
RICK had a nice piece in his blog today about our furry friends, I really enjoy reading about other RV's pets especially of the canine variety, they seem to fill such a large part of our lives and I know life would be duller around here without Rigg's.
That's about it for today, be safe out there. Sam & Donna.