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shine on, you crazy burnpiles

January 17, 2011

I mentioned yesterday that our community got bulk electricity last

summer, thanks to years of exertion by a long-time resident whose

muscles must still ache from wrestling with infinite bureaucrats.  I

also said that four community members went to traffic control school

so we could save on flagging fees.

Jude and I were two of the flaggers.  Despite copious rainfall, we had

copious fun seeing so many of our neighbours and holding the power

of life and death (actually, just stop and go) over them.  One evening

we were working as a crew monitored the burnpiles.  Here’s how it


  1. January 17, 2011 4:51 pm

    I hope you have pictures of you and Jude in your Flaggers outfits. You did get outfits, right?

    • January 17, 2011 5:50 pm

      We got some rockin’ steel-toed boots and seriously reflective raincoats. In one of the burnpile pics, you can see her in the distance, talking to someone in a car. Alas, our
      traffic control careers have since flagged. We do, however, still use the outfits as marital aids and hand signals in our foreplay.

  2. January 17, 2011 11:03 pm

    Makes me want hot dogs and marshmallows!

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