Having traversed the village a number of times now, we have come to the conclusion that there is very little reason to mention the current crop of potholes. It seems they are quite able to speak for themselves. In fact, they seem to do so loud and clear. However, we do wonder if there is a street within the village which is not plagued by potholes. If so, we think we might be inclined to parade up and down it just to refresh our memory as to what that might feel like. Plus, we think our neck would appreciate it.
Of course, the potholes do have competition for the most talked about topic around town. In addition to the usual focus on the always safe topic of the weather, there is also a fair amount of comment on the current clear cutting of the trees on the north side of Main Street. To date we have not heard anyone express how much joy there is in seeing one’s tax dollars at work. But we must admit that we have enjoyed hearing some of the speculation which has arisen about the project.
While talking with friends about the project we were asked is we knew what the biggest problem is with the proposed “rain gardens” which we understand, according to what we read in the paper “... are sunken areas within an urban landscape that allows the rain that falls to be collected into the aquifers below ...” We readily admitted we had no idea just what the biggest problem might be.
To this our friend pointed out that such “rain gardens” were huge breeders of mosquitoes which would mean large swarms of the pesky bugs would frequent Main Street, annoying anyone and everyone on the sidewalk. What a treat that would be ... for the mosquitoes. Another friend quickly pointed out, however, that any problems with the bugs could be easily solved by hanging bug zappers from the newly refurbished lampposts. Thus, in addition to the hum of the swarms of mosquitoes one could also hear the zap, zap, zap of the pesky creatures whilst strolling down the sidewalk.