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Work, Rain and Weeds

re: Work, Rain and Weeds

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by » Tue Jul 30, 2019 05:03 pm

It may be.  Otterville is one of those small towns that got bypassed when the highway was just moved a mile or so away, and has since shriveled up into almost nothing.  I used to work at a sawmill there and eat dinner in town, but the sawmill is gone now.  I think most anybody left there probably works in Sedalia now.  John

re: Work, Rain and Weeds

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by » Mon Jul 29, 2019 07:39 pm

Well peraps Otterville will once again become like it's name. ;)

re: Work, Rain and Weeds

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by » Thu Jul 25, 2019 04:25 pm

  Something very much like that occurred to me.  I don't actually know how much time that dashcam records before it starts over.  I thought surely I had enough time on it but it must have just started over.

There's actually a town called Otterville just a few miles east of here but the local otters were trapped to extinction.  Maybe 20 years ago or more, new otters were introduced from elsewhere and as far as I know, they've done OK.  (I don't think anyone traps them anymore.)  I've still only seen 2 otters in my life, both were considering crossing a road, both decided against it, and neither were anywhere near Otterville.  John

re: Work, Rain and Weeds

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by » Wed Jul 24, 2019 04:46 pm

Wow, an otter! That is sweet.

But if you then unplug your camera, 2 miles further down the road you will see a chimp on the back of an emu trying to cross and you will be annoyed that you missed recording that. ;)

re: Work, Rain and Weeds

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by » Wed Jul 24, 2019 04:14 pm

Hey, no error message!    

On the way back from Kansas City the day before yesterday, on the 4 lane highway, there were a few cars ahead of me and I suddenly saw, on the right side of the road, something that looked like it might be a cat getting ready to try to cross, which would have been suicidal.  As I got closer I slowed down, fully intending to stop if I had to, no doubt to the annoyance of whoever was behind me, but before I got to it, it turned around and ran away from the road.  It was an otter!  You just don't see otters around here, at least not very often.  It's only the second one I've ever seen.  Ever!

I thought for sure I'd caught it on my dashcam but it was full and had started recording over it by the time I got home.  I'd love to have had that on video.  Next time I see something like that, I'll just unplug it.  John

re: Work, Rain and Weeds

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by » Wed Jul 24, 2019 03:58 pm

We'll see how this works.  John

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