As you may know, Them Days has been having some landscaping done. It’s all been part of the long-term plan to upgrade the building. The construction was finished awhile ago, and now we’re beautifying the outside. It is really making our building look quite lovely, and I’ve even seen some people sitting on the benches. I think it’s great to have Them Days looking so good from the outside, like the proud cultural institution it is! Because of the new landscaping (and the fact that there’s a new building going up in the lot behind us), we won’t have ski-doos and four-wheelers zooming by all the time (nearly mowing down pedestrians in the meanwhile), and the whole lot will be much less dusty!
Anyway, on Friday when I was heading out to the post office, I noticed something wonderful: grass! The seeds had been planted in the middle of a heat wave and water ban, so we were all a little worried about the grass. The Town said people could only water their grass between 7pm and 7am, so all our watering duties have been completed by volunteer work in the evenings.
When I saw the grass, I was so excited. There hadn’t been grass there just a couple hours earlier! I was going to tell Tracy right away and take a photo for the blog!…but that didn’t happen. I was completely distracted by something when I got back to the office. Then, later that evening, when I was out for a walk around the block, I noticed a truck at Them Days. “Who is that?” I wondered. Then I realized it was Linda, our Treasurer. Sure enough, there she was! (And, in typical Them Days fashion, she wasn’t alone, as her husband was there too…Them Days spouses are never safe from involuntary volunteer work!* 😉 ) So of course I had to stop by and say hello!
Linda was very excited to show me the grass, which reminded me that I had been planning to get a photo of it. So I ran inside, got the camera, and snapped these pictures.
Hooray! Next Culture Days, we will have a nice carpet of grass beneath our feet!
* Obviously, I am joking about the involuntary volunteer work…Them Days spouses are only too happy to help out when needed! 🙂