I am not sure what happened but the weekend vanished in the blink of an eye. My work schedule prevented taking in the Andy Devine Days Parade or the rodeo but I understand the events were an overwhelming success. http://kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&subsectionID=1&articleID=33807
My weekend was spent in various aspects of work, visiting, and a combination of the two. On Saturday, I was at the office until almost 1:00. In addition to the business of helping folks move there was a printer issue that required installation of a new unit.
Then I stopped to check on a former employer who is very ill and spent a half hour discussing business with an associate from the Route 66 Association of Kingman. Among the topics were the frustration with the myopic and self serving opposition to the proposed solar powered generating facility north of town. http://kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=33644&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1&S=1
Other topics were a bit more Route 66 centered. Topping that list were the ideas to create signage that would be placed the entire length of Kingman along Route 66. These would indicate the path of Route 66 as well as the years a particular alignment was in use.
The latest feature in my series profiling the history of the American industry written for the Kingman Daily Miner is up. http://kingmandailyminer.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=33804&SectionID=74&SubSectionID=114&S=1
This lead to a Saturday evening responding to correspondence. This in turn led to completion of my mailing to various Route 66 associations requesting assistance with the Ghost Towns of Route 66 book as well as offering to provide signed copies of Route 66 Backroads when we roll east on 66 at some point this fall.
Problems at the office translate into my working most or all of that day. So, that leaves Saturday afternoon and Sunday for personal business and projects.
As a result Sunday was busier than preferred. We started with a sunrise hike into the Cerbat Mountains above Fort Beale. This was followed up with a conversation and prayer with the pastor that I work with in Peach Springs.
Next was some Jeep proctology. The rear end has been leaking but, fortunately, this turned out to be a minor and relatively easy repair.
Project two was preparing the furnace for winter. Extensive cleaning, oiling, and a new filter consumed most of an hour. The calendar indicates fall but the temperatures are hovering near 100. Still, common sense dictates cold weather is lurking just ahead.
In the afternoon my son stopped by and we had a pleasant visit that included a trip to Subway. This is what life is all about.
I ended the day with a compilation of material pertaining to Route 66 for a presentation to Mayor John Salem this morning. This is something that will be squeezed into a day filled with the office, taking care of my mother, and other assorted odds and ends.
And so begins another week on Route 66.