Saturday, July 25, 2009


Here in our mobilehome park are raingutters that are about three inches deep. As a result, when there is a rainstorm, water drains out of the park most efficiently. Most all residents have installed steel gutter plates at their driveway so that their cars don’t bounce into the driveway. You can get something of a notion from this photo at my driveway.

This park is roughly rectangular, with streets going around the perimeter (green lines) as well as a couple of streets that cross from side to side, as you can see from the partial map. In addition, there is a walkway down the center (red line and photo) for pedestrians. Unfortunately, those rain gutters run from one side to the other meaning I could not ride my scooter down the center without jarring the daylights out of me. That meant I’d have to go around one side or the other on the street.

But now there are gutter plates where the center path crosses the rain gutters. Wanna know how come, after all these years, that management installed the plates? Go ahead, ask.

Glad you asked! One day when I saw the owner, I suggested the plates to him as a safety feature. “You wouldn’t want someone twisting or breaking their ankle ‘cause they stepped incorrectly, would you?’ said I, conveniently ignoring my own selfish reason of wanting to scooter down the center. Well, the owner is most insurance cost conscious, and while it still took some months to happen, the plates are now there (last photo).

I’ve yet to run over anybody walking down the path.


Because they had no reservations at a busy restaurant, my elderly neighbor and his wife were told there would be a 45-minute wait for a table. 'Young man, we're both 90 years old, ' the husband said . 'We may not have 45 minutes.' They were seated immediately.

See you on Monday.


  1. So did they broil the food, then, too?

  2. You know, I can't think of anything to say about a gutter plate! Brilliant concept, and happy you have them where you need them!

  3. Way the go!!!! Glad the manager responded.

  4. I like that about the ederly couple.
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