Mornin’ Grump

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Tuesday morning. Up at daylight but I am still waiting for the sunrise. I haven’t had a chance to do that in a while. It is not as hushed as it used to be now that the housing developments have filled my once tranquil country lane into a feeder road for the commuters. Ah, progress!

But we take it in stride. Foggy mornings slow them down, but as we move into the warm season, we don’t have many of those and the drivers run down the road at highway speeds only to slam on their brakes at the sharp and narrow bend, then accelerate out for the last 2/10ths to the stop sigh.

I can still pour a cup and sit smugly watching the wage slaves go by in waves. The 6:30 am wave for those punching in at 7:00, the 7:30 wave for those punching in at 8:00.  We don’t have many 9to5ers out here. Mostly construction workers and tradesmen.

My cul-de-sac has a lot of firemen for the surrounding towns and they seem to work 24 hour shifts starting and ending in the evening. But they are huge motorcycle fans and weekends has them roaring out in the morning on their way to parades and rides.

My sub-woofing low-rider down the lane has moved on, so I don’t have to listen to his thump thump thump as he set out to cruise in the afternoons and returned at 2:00 am with the speakers at eardrum shattering levels. I consider his absence a blessing and I wish him well.

So the day begins unfolding, with coffee, and people watching.

Good morning!

9 thoughts on “Mornin’ Grump

    rivergirl1211 said:
    April 23, 2019 at 8:19 am

    We love our bikes, but try to be respectful of the noise at odd hours.
    Good morning!

      Rusty Armor responded:
      April 23, 2019 at 10:18 am

      The bike riders aren’t so bad, but they are Harley lovers, and love that potato-potato-potato exhaust rhythm. And they seem to hold at the stop sign forever, before roaring off.
      But I sure hated that rap lover with the subs going ‘OOFA OOFA OOFA RUMP RUMP NIGGA’ … or whatever the hell they were grunting …

    Lia Storm said:
    April 23, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Good Morning Mr. Grump! I feel you pain with all the noise. The street that runs behind me is very busy at certain times of the day. In addition to that, one of our fire stations is on that street so I get the pleasure of hearing sirens screaming past my house. I found out that they are going to clear out the last remaining 80 acres of wood to build a subdivision so it’s just going to get worse.
    Have a great day and enjoy your coffee ❤

      Rusty Armor responded:
      April 23, 2019 at 10:13 am

      … yes indeed … there is always coffee! 🙂

        Lia Storm said:
        April 26, 2019 at 9:47 am

        I’ve had two cups this morning and it has done nothing for me. I think they tricked me and put decaf in this bag! I did manage to write a blog though, Be proud of me lolol 🤪

        Rusty Armor responded:
        April 27, 2019 at 3:01 am

        🙂 I am proud of you …
        Anyone who would give you decaff doesn’t deserve to live …

    Boo said:
    April 23, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Good Morning Grump. I took my truck out on Sunday! OMG that felt so good!

      Rusty Armor responded:
      April 23, 2019 at 10:12 am

      … born to ride, eh? 😉

        Boo said:
        April 23, 2019 at 10:13 am

        The Mustang needs to come out next. And soon.

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