The short drive to school includes hitting small pockets of traffic. The voyage involves only four roads. We’re on three of those roads for less than a mile. The rest of the trip is on one heavily traveled roadway.
Some mornings, the fifteen-minute ride takes precisely that amount of time. Other mornings, the ride is extended to 20-35 minutes.
On this morning, we’re at a dead stop in a spot that’s usually traffic-free. Both lanes have shifted over to make room for three fire trucks, two police cruisers, and an ambulance parked on the side of the road.
A band of firefighters and police personnel gathers on the sidewalk, staring up at the rough of a white duplex on the corner.
My youngest asks what’s going on. I venture my best guesses.
“It’s probably a fall alarm, but there might have been a small kitchen fire. Probably nothing.”
My son offered his guess.
“Maybe someone threw a Molotov cocktail through the window.”
At that moment, I was glad the traffic was stopped. It afforded me the time to do an exaggerated sitcom-like head turn to my right.
“What?” he shrugged. “It’s possible.”
NOTES YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
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- Note #823 – Projects
- Note #822 – Choices
- Note #821 – Patience
- Note #820 – Contention
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