There’s A Lot Going On And Not Much Time

I am incredibly sorry for being so remiss as to not post much lately. It’s not that there’s not a lot going on- there is- and that’s the problem, I’ve been busy volunteering and going to meetings and working and, and, and. So I fall in bed the minute I get home and my poor darling This is La Vergne gets neglected. You all still love me, right? Well, those of you who generally do love me, anyway. ūüėČ

 

Let’s start with my favorite part, announcements of events, I got this email from Ms. Hut over at La Vergne High School:

I am a business teacher at La Vergne High School and lead sponsor of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).  We are sponsoring a Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 22 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money to assist our student members in paying for registration, travel and food costs for regional and state competitions.

Anyone in the community can rent two parking spaces in the LHS Chaney Road parking lot for $20.00 and sell their items.  The seller would keep all the proceeds from their sales.  FBLA will make money from renting the space.

Here is a flyer with all the pertinent info. flyer 1

Now for the less pleasant stuff, but you still really ought to see this. Sunday, September 18th, early in the morning while we were still in our beds or enjoying coffee, one of our sewer workers was just about to sit down to breakfast when he got the call. A sewer line had ruptured.

Oh, Gross. What do you mean someone has to go in there?

 

So the guy left his breakfast untouched and rolled down to the McFarland pump station where the line had ruptured. He suited up and went in.

There is no amount of money that could entice me to climb down in there.

And he patched up where the line was broken.

That is NOT mud on that guy's suit.

 

When I go on and on about the city employees, and the unsung heroes of this city, this is exactly what I’m talking about. I don’t know this guy personally; I think his name is Lance. They do these things to keep us safe, to keep us healthy. Sometimes it’s nasty, sometimes it’s disturbing. Sometimes they are doing things that they really, really, really don’t want to do. And they don’t get the kind of recognition or rewards that they deserve.

Well, I will. Lance, (if that’s actually your name, I apologize for not catching that when I was talking to Ricky about this) contact me through the complaint form and I’ll buy you breakfast.

I will have more interesting stuff for you at a later date, TiLV.

4 comments for “There’s A Lot Going On And Not Much Time

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  2. Kitti
    October 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    EW!! Thank you, Lance, for helping make our lives nicer!!

    • Dean
      October 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      He’s just getting paid to do what he is supposed to do.

      • Kitti
        October 7, 2011 at 8:23 am

        And that’s EXACTLY the kind of behaviour I want to encourage. Thank you for pointing it out!

        THANK YOU AGAIN, LANCE!

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