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day 4072 – 237/365. almost the end of 10 months of hockey.

day 4072 - 237/365. almost the end of 10 months of hockey.

between the regular hockey season, clinics and off season practice we’ve been watching odin play hockey for 10 straight months. odin loves every minute of it ( he’s skating in the red socks in this picture ) but i can’t say i’m not going to enjoy taking a month or so off before the regular season starts up in october.

200/365. what’s the frequency, kenneth?

200/365. what’s the frequency, kenneth?

i run by a lot of utility poles in town and i’m almost certain that only one has this wireless device attached to it. i run by this particular utility pole more often than not and i think the device is new. or newish. i’m sure it has some non-conspiratorial, valid purpose and it’s going to drive me nuts until i find out. it has line of sight with a water tower that has other wireless antennas on it and the county jail so those are the ( perhaps red herring ) clues. any guesses? i doubt it’s wifi. some sort of dispatch unit?

and surely i don’t have to explain the title reference to you?

three chimneys. the sleeping place of the gods.

three chimneys. the sleeping place of the gods.

the driftless region has a really interesting geologic history that allowed prehistoric rock formations to remain standing ( read more in “The Driftless Area: Wisconsin’s strange geology”. )

this formation is known simply as “three chimneys”. legend has it that these rocks were a sacred place to the native americans and that indian gods slept on top of the rocks.

161/365. the number of traffic lights in vernon county has temporarily increased by 133%.

161/365. the number of traffic lights in vernon county has temporarily increased by 133%.

in the 816 square miles of vernon county there have historically been three traffic lights, both in my home town viroqua.

now, thanks to seasonal construction, there are four more traffic lights within a mile of each other on the same stretch of single lane road. UGH I NEED TO FIND A NEW ROUTE BECAUSE IT’S ALMOST LIKE BIG CITY STOP AND GO TRAFFIC ( just kidding. sort of )!

( the light had just turned green when i snapped this picture so i was not moving and nobody was behind me :-)