Friday, November 20, 2009

Blog Around The World Train

Feel like traveling around the world today? I've been participating in the Blogging For Scrapbookers class at shimelle.com .

We're coming to the end of the class, and some of us have joined a "Blog Around the World Train." Here, you're at the Grand Forks, ND, stop. We're each including a view out our windows, and mine, today, was a bit obstructed:





Roger is repairing what should now be the last of the windows after the Cedar Waxwings Attack. And he thought that I should also talk Doug into climbing the ladder about 20' above the ground for my photographic entertainment. So I did!




But then there's also this, which I can see out plenty of the other windows of my house:




I chose not to include the Port-a-Potties.

Apparently, Excel Energy decided that digging up the potentially exploding gaslines once in a month, and replacing the sidewalks, was not enough. So this week they came back and dug them all up again! I just keep wandering out there, asking "What are you doing?????" and they reassure me once again that oh yes, they ARE very competently replacing the gaslines to keep them from exploding and they certainly know what they are doing and nothing could go wrong (like what happened to the 13 people in the house in Fargo that blew up last year.) So, maybe I'll literally be on this train, being propelled around the world (but hopefully not!)

Now I invite you to follow a thread of approximately 40 bloggers as we circle the globe; head to Amber's blog, and then she'll direct you on your way to the next stop on the world-wide tour.

33 comments:

JO SOWERBY said...

oh nothing changes even across the globe............digging up paths and roads is also a british hobby too.

Maria said...

OMG! How did you conjure up such an interesting-looking character for your window man? Beard, cap and overalls - is he for real? You need more photos of him, Angela.

Doug looks like he's having entirely too much fun.

Beverly said...

okay, I haven't made it around the world yet but you have got to win the prize for "Most Unexpected View"..Thank you so much for confirming what I said about you in my blog..wicked sense of humor, love it!!

humel said...

rofl!! This might just be my fave photo of the trip :-)

Amy said...

Angela,as I stop laughing, thanks for putting Doug into such a precarious position - he sacrifices a lot for your entertainment .... oops I mean 'art'!

helena said...

LOL that is so funny. thanks for being part of the blog party

scrappyjacky said...

So....it's true.....energy suppliers throughout the world....spend their time....digging up roads....and I thought it was only ours!!!

Sharon said...

Poor Roger. I know he's smiling on the inside. ;)

Lee said...

Oh my goodness ... what a view, or, ahem, views! Funny. Thanks and so nice to "meet" you at the Shimelle course!

Margi said...

OMG, it's not funny but the way you tell the story it is,,,,please don't literally, by blowing up, follow this blog train! The pics are awesome as well and made me giggle, Roger and Doug are great models! LOL

sm3wkl said...

Love your blog. You have a great sense of humor!

Susan said...

So entertaining! This blog is full of life. Love those first few photos!

Jools said...

LOL, love those window photos. Very funny.

And roadworks are roadworks anywhere in the world - it's a comforting thought!

Kathy M said...

OMGosh! What a mess to do that kind of construction this time of year. Hopefully they are quick about it.

Cyndi said...

Loved the guys in the window, what a hoot! Thanks for sharing with us!

Photographing Mom said...

Thanks for the laughs!!

Irene said...

Oh! LOL!! What a mess! You certainly see a lot from your windows! Hope you don't go up in smoke! Surrounded by tradesmen!!! LOL!! Sorry, I must sound cruel...hope everything calms down soon!

Amy said...

Angela we are starting to get hot at this time of the year - we are getting worried becuase it has come on so very quickly. Jan/Feb is usually when it is consistently hot - of course, just as school goes back in February it becomes unbearably hot!

Cindi Koceich said...

praying that your house doesn't blow up!
Looks like he's about to fall off the ladder in that last window shot! LOL

Barb said...

We have two windows just that shape in our bedroom with stain glass.

MarleneMAZ said...

Love your pictures !!

Tracy said...

We dont have gas here in Durban, South Africa, but they compensate by digging up the water pipes instead!

Tracy said...

We dont have gas here in Durban, South Africa, but they compensate by digging up the water pipes instead!

Melissa said...

Haha, too funny. Love the photos out your window and they really are making a huge mess in the street aren't they?

Sian said...

Wonderful post! Looks like a lovely street you live on. Thanks for letting me drop by!

Heather said...

Mwhahahaha I love you window shots, fantastic!! and yes, not much changes across the globe regarding the endless digging up along roads and pavements (sidewalks)

elinjanne said...

I have to laugh. I didn`t include the photo taken on the other side of the house either. Where they have been digging for two months now, and they will reach my house just before Christmas.
A well - I have to think about the "beautiful" sidewalks we will have in the end. At least in time for the summer season. I hope...
Thanks for being a part of this trip around the world.

-elin-

Jeanne said...

Leave it to you to have something unexpected for your contribution to the blog train. LOL But I've come to expect the unexpected from you and I love it!

I sure hope those guys finally get the problem taken care of before you are waist deep in snow!

Hugs!

Cheri said...

I've seen lots of beautiful sights out windows around the world on this hop. Yours is one I would NOT want to have to wake up too. If there was an award for most unpleasant view, I think you'd win. Hugs. I hope they finish soon.

JJ Sobey said...

Oh my! I would be totally freaked with those gaslines!

And the digging and re-digging? Yup - they pull that nonsense here in Quebec too. *sigh*

Love the pictures of the guys working out your window - too funny!

Francine87544 said...

You do have to wonder about the Utility companies, don't you. And the next question is, when is the next snowfall predicted? Will they finish what they're doing before then? Somehow I wouldn't be terribly reassured if they've dug them up once and now having to dig them up again. Crossing my fingers for you that you don't have to blow around the world at the head of an explosion.

Beth said...

Doug is such a trooper, my DH would die of fear from the height (I didn't show him my deth defying cleaning episode photos!)

Karen said...

That's a lot of excitement in one place! Love those first three photos.