Maybe this is old hat for the young people who read this but it's a shocker for me .. it has a typical twist .. The Chinese restaurant is about 3 miles away ...so consequently we eat a lot of Chinese food especially before we started with Mike as our seniors chef .. sometimes depending on what dog is where , it's impossible for someone to leave and drive the three miles to get the Chinese food .. so I was delighted to have Uber get in the picture and the first time we tried it it worked fine if you were NOT starving in a hurry .. so we did try it the next time and on that second trial they had instituted the fact that you could watch the little car on screen as it went around the various roads in your area looking for your house so it was possible to get the driver on the phone and say no no no turn left ... this was fascinating as we steered the driver all through the town of Rowley because Rowley also has a boxford Rd .. at any rate we got it and it certainly is something to try again as they get it perfected a little better I do notice a lot of their restaurants online have a no driver available .. which makes me wonder if people are trying very hard .. uber is Certainly a very interesting business to watch . I am not sure why they can't find drivers becausw that COV shot project at the hotel was well covered with personnel and they said they found out about the job with generic posting on the Internet ..
Fyi ---of the day ---It's getting harder and harder to come up with an interesting FY I so the best I could do today is to come up with a relatively uninteresting one ..
boxford Rd ... there are five boxford roads in the area which gets a little sticky when you use a GPS------- the way New England towns are laid out and labeled , this is boxford Rd in Ipswich which is the road in Ipswich which goes to boxford .. which means when you go over the bump into boxford it becomes Ipswich road in boxford . I'm sure back in the 1700s when they started this it was very logical but here on hood bond we have the meeting of three towns topsfield boxford and Ipswich..soooo. when you dial gps.. it makes a rude remark
usually if you are lost in boxford – which I have been because it is the longest thinnest town in mass which does not believe in street markings.--- I should have been able to get on Ipswich road and eventually get to Ipswich and I would have... except.. some fool put in route 95 maine to florida.. so when I followed the heavy power lines along Ipswich road I came to a dead end where they put the lines under rt 95 and left you in a parking lot.WHERE SOMEONE HAD WRITTEN "GOOD LUCK Life happens..."
Boxford is so bad that one day I was calculating the fuzz on the northside of the trees and knowing I was south of the mnerrimack river... I figured if I went downhill, I had to come to the river... water is like that...
All you folk not from new England only know about right angle streets—you musta had cows that only knew perpendicular—new England cows wandered, giving us a much more creative landscape.
I am reminded of the down maine stories “BERT AND I” where someone asking directions “which way to millinauket?” gets the answer “you can’t get there from here” .
So if this is late... it is because I got sidetracked listening to “bert and I” and other stories from down east.. It is the source of another quote I often use as very descriptive “ like green corn goes through the new maid “
when he describes how the “Bangor packet smuck the Bluebird midships and drove on through her like green corn goes through the new maid “.. I highly recommend LISTENING TO THAT .
ALTHO GOOGLING STORY TELLING WILL GET YOU A LONG LIST , THERE ARE A FEW I KNOW ABOUT WHO REALLY HAVE THE ART DOWN PAT—AND AS SOON AS I REMEMBER THEIR NAMES, I WILL LET YOU KNOW// IN THE MEANTIME.. SOMETIME TODAY LISTEN TO” BERT AND I”