Tuesday, August 14, 2007 by Myself
We are currently in the process of finishing some of our projects on our house to get it ready to sell. I think we just need to find a new place to live, with more space and less work needed (maybe). We will probably be looking in the Cottage Grove/IGH/Hastings area. It seems like a nice place to live, and won't change my commute much. I have resurrected an old blog I had and renamed it to http://1178.pearsonmn.net.
I will post any new stuff that happens with our house there. It is amazing just how much we have to do. Most of it is small stuff and we have been trying to knock that stuff off so all we have left is a couple of big projects. I just thought I would let everyone know where these updates will be.
Thursday, August 02, 2007 by Myself
I am not real big on regurgitating just what other people write. I figure that you could read it on your own, and when it comes straight from the star tribune, most people would find it anyway. But Nick Coleman, a columnist at the the Star Tribune, has one of the best written articles I have seen in a while. It can be found here.
I really don't see it getting better. Updating and replacing bridges and roads, causes traffic jams and is almost always designed for usage numbers dated 5 years previous. Building new stadiums is fun, just like going to a game. Would you rather pay for a 15-30 minute extra commute or an evening watching millionaires play games?
More to the point of the comic to the left, if the majority of our funding comes from gas taxes, what would we do if we all had electric cars? It really would not take long for our roads to look like a road from the Roman empire.
Wednesday, August 01, 2007 by Myself
It was really nice that several people called to check in on me. I stopped taking 35W when they started the construction. It was just always too backup'd, and was amazingly more congested than 94.
For some reason, a collapsing bridge is something I think about occasionally (not a parinoid fear, just a thought).
The Maryland Ave. bridge over 35E was supposed to be replaced this year. But due to funding problems, was pushed off to next year.