Yawn. That's both a response to the rainy day and to the fact that it's another rainy day.
Seems it's been raining for most of the month, which isn't unusual. We've had only a handful of sunny days since August 1st, and that's okay. The only difference is that at the beginning, it was daylight already during the 0600 drive, and now it's all-but-dark at that hour.
Whatever. In another couple of months, that precip will be white & fluffy, so we're okay with rain for now. :)
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The news is filled with local wrangling over this special interest or that special interest. Everyone's got a sacred cow in the fights, it seems.
One of the issues is a perceived need for "traffic relief" on the Glen Parks Highway through Wasilla. Ever since the highway was improved/widened/repaved a few years ago - and several new traffic lights installed - the congestion has gotten bad.
But here's the rub: it's only bad in the summer, as tourists travel between Anchorage and Fairbanks. So for four months, there's heavy traffic. In the winter, not so much.
So do they build a bypass? Route traffic through existing roads around the town? Or leave things be?
There's clamoring on both sides: one says Something Must Be Done, and the other insists that We Must Do Nothing.
The more things change, the more they stay the same. Quelle surprise, eh?