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Old 26 November 2017, 09:08 PM
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One of my friends has an Alfa Romeo Giulietta - pretty nice, as long as you don't have to sit in the back!
Correction - my friend's Alfa Romeo is actually a Brera not a Giulietta. Slightly older model...
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Old 06 December 2017, 05:11 PM
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A man just drove down my street in a golf cart with a small, open trailer attached to the back of it. We don't often see golf carts here but I thought he might be doing lawn maintenance or litter pickup. He stopped in front of my next-door neighbor's house, took a small package off of the trailer, and walked up the driveway. I could see an Amazon logo on the package. He placed it at her front door, knocked, then rode away.

I've never seen package delivery via golf cart before. He wasn't wearing a uniform or anything.
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Old 06 December 2017, 05:41 PM
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Amazon hires independent contractors, who use their own vehicles, for some deliveries. The golf cart part is odd, though.
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Old 06 December 2017, 05:51 PM
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Apparently last year UPS used golf carts in Tampa to deliver packages during the busy holiday season. I'm guessing they expanded the idea to your area this year.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/busines...vering/2306342
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Old 06 December 2017, 07:23 PM
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Three state highway patrol vehicles at a traffic stop on the interstate in front of my house.
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Old 06 December 2017, 09:05 PM
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Apparently last year UPS used golf carts in Tampa to deliver packages during the busy holiday season. I'm guessing they expanded the idea to your area this year.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/busines...vering/2306342
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She had dropped off all the packages that once filled the empty trailer that bounced behind the golf cart she was driving. She was headed back toward Himes Street, where a PODS storage container sat, still full of packages, so she could deliver more.

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It's a strategy UPS implemented in warm-weather communities to deliver packages quicker and cheaper during the holidays. The fleet of golf carts and PODS units have been spotted in communities across the bay area.
The other evening on my walk I noticed four PODS storage units in the church parking lot. I wondered if the church was being renovated, but this could be the answer.
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Old 07 December 2017, 02:31 PM
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I saw another old car. A Mini, this time. It looked like a toy van. The type seen here, although the one I saw looked older, and was blue instead of green.

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Old 08 December 2017, 03:30 AM
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It's snowing right now. In Houston.
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Old 08 December 2017, 12:41 PM
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It's snowing right now. In Houston.
Let us know how it works out; we're getting that storm tomorrow.
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Old 09 December 2017, 12:40 AM
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It wasn't really a big storm here, just a dusting. They're saying it might snow again tonight, but I hope not. Snowing once is a fun novelty. Snowing twice gets to be annoying, in my Texan opinion.
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Old 09 December 2017, 11:27 AM
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Looks like it was just doing it's stretches in your area; we're looking at nearly 24 hours of snowfall, with a projected 1-3 inches of accumulation (in my specfic sub-region; 3-6 in general)... which isn't much, except the temperature projections strongly suggest lots of wetness all day followed by freezing after sundown, making the roads pretty treacherous. And as a New England state notorious for not doing well with road-snow care, and knowing I have to drive my son to work around the start of the main snowfall, and pick him up tonight when it's going to be slick... I'm less than happy.

With luck, I won't be called into work to deal with any infrastructure problems.
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Old 10 December 2017, 10:58 AM
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It has snowed, and settled, here. (It's still snowing, indeed). There's a fairly decent covering, too - an inch or so, by the look of it. (I've not been outside yet).

I know snow isn't odd in itself, but this early in December in the south east of England, it's pretty unusual...
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Old 10 December 2017, 12:19 PM
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We got 25 cm overnight. I suppose that is 10 inches.

Not bad for a first snowfall. Given it is the beginning of the winter, the road crews have been fantastic cleaning the streets. Let's see what they are like in late-February.
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Old 10 December 2017, 01:46 PM
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Let's see what they are like in late-February.
Tired, probably.
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This was actually Sunday, but I just remembered it.

We had a supply(guest)priest at church because our regular priest was on vacation, and she did the Gospel reading and her sermon from a tablet.

(A computer tablet, not a stone one. )
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The wrappers for my cough drops have inspirational messages on them like "Keep your chin up." and "Dust up and get up."
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Old 21 December 2017, 11:51 AM
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Saw a D.A.R.E. display at a local grocery store Tuesday night. I didn't know they were still around! There were two people at the table; I guess they were trying to get donations. No one paid them any mind though.
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Old 21 December 2017, 12:25 PM
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I thought that program had been discontinued. (I was wrong - apparently it's still going, although much diminished in scope, and with a new curriculum.)
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Old 21 December 2017, 03:52 PM
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Guess we were both wrong!
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Old 22 December 2017, 10:20 AM
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One for the car nerds: today I saw two tiny tiny classic foreign cars. I think they're both Fiats?




I don't think they were actually sold here in Australia when they were originally released (or at least in any appreciable numbers) so it's really rare to see them here at all, let alone being driven down the street like a regular street car
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