I swear, once a month I have to protect my kid from some jerkoff who thinks he can breeze past the bus while it's waiting. And it's NOT sitting with the sign out and the lights flashing for long. She only turns them on when she sees us at the base of the driveway. I'm going to start bringing my digital camera with me, and getting plate numbers.
What do you think that the city needs for Christmas?
I want to go for a walk. The problem is that my outdoor gear is still the stuff I had when I lived in Missouri. It's great for cold weather and snow but it doesn't keep me dry enough in the rain. So I started shopping around for a new coat. I can find lots of stuff online at places like Draft Horse Clothing and King Size Direct, but it's hard to see if it's really what I want or need. I've also checked out REI but they don't clothing for bigger folks. Casual Male XL has clothing in my size, but they don't carry the kind of outdoor gear I need.
Does anyone know of a store in the area that carries outdoor clothing for big guys?
2 years ago, our 4 year old mutant daughter managed to sneak out the deadbolted front door of the apartment we lived in. It was cold and raining out, but she did put her boots on...but that's all that she put on.
In the moments it took me to realize she was too quiet, and start looking for her inside (hide and seek in closets being her favorite game at the time), and then more frantically outside, she got down three flights of stairs, through the parkinglot, and down to the main, very busy, road, and started to walk around on the side of the road.
One of Edmond School District's finest stopped their bus in the middle of that street and put their lights and sign on. Traffic froze, while my neighbor, who had been helping me search, saw her, bundled her up in a blanket, and carried her back up the hill. The entire span of this was less than 10 minutes.
*That* is why you stop on multi-lane streets, or anywhere. If that driver hadn't put her lights on, and if the other drivers hadn't obeyed the law, my daughter could have been killed in an instant.
I made sure the school distrect knew about how fantastic the driver was... *after* I stopped being hysterical.
Alternately, if anyone knows of a good place for jewelry engraving (I have a titanium money clip and keychain that I'd like to have monogrammed for a holiday gift), I'd appreciate a recommendation for that, too.