We ended up starting out from my house four times, each time going a different direction. We had one dead camera and then two additional cameras, each, as it turned out, with no batteries. Finally, I just bought a big pack of batteries at Pamida, where I asked the checkout guy if he could cut the package open (I hate those horrible packages).
“No,” he joked. “I can’t do that.”
“They don’t trust you with scissors?” Bethany said.
“Maybe he has to watch a training video first,” I suggested.
So finally we were on our way, after having also learned we needed to look for a photo for tomorrow’s paper. It’s a rather wet, drippy day today, so we seemed to be the only ones outside doing anything interesting, but then we ran across Pam Papp and Joann Gardner walking through Library Park.
We had no notebooks with us, so I texted their names to Bethany. At first thought, that seems not very professional, but journalists often have to think on their feet, so let’s go with resourceful.
I thought maybe it was a Master Gardener who has a crafty thumb as well as a green one. The Master Gardeners take care of the downtown planters every year.
We were also curious about how the sweater was placed on the tree, so we circled around and found a back seam, which we are guessing was closed after putting the sweater over the tree.
In any case, the sweater is in nice fall colors.
“Do you have a giraffe neck or a banana neck?” the sign in the window reads.
I imagine I have a giraffe neck. First, because giraffes and humans have the same number of vertebrae (seven, which I remember being very surprised by when I heard that years ago.
And second, because like the song says, bananas have no bones.
Have a great rest of the week!