Saturday, November 19, 2011


Friday, November 18 - Sure glad we are heading South on 59 and not North into Houston. We witness this scene every morning as we head down 59 to workout at Anytime Fitness. These poor commuters are still about 15 miles from the city just creeping along and frequently stopped in traffic. Each side of the highway is SIX lanes wide. Just crazy!

We get a kick out of watching the morning traffic report. Almost every morning there are extreme delays. We are talking up to a TWO hour delay getting into Houston.



Here are two maps showing the traffic this morning. This one shows all the real-time accidents. The big green circle is I-610. The inner circle is I-10. It is only 6:30 in the morning. Rush hour goes on until 9:30 a.m.

Same time of the morning but this one also shows road work. Put those minus signs (accidents) + the road work signs = A MESS. Actually this morning was rather quiet.

Marsha can publish one of her Christmas gifts. This pine needle cracker basket is for someone who does not read the blog, because she DOESN'T have a computer….what? (I thought everyone had a computer of some sort.) This is Marsha's first attempt to put handles on a basket. Those are walnut slices in the handles. She did not use her nice new long needles. If you look closely, you can see on the rear-side, at the very top the gold "special" pine needle that she got from the sapling that went to the moon. She is pretty happy with her final product.




Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. Love the basket! Hate the traffic.

  2. I hate, hate, hate traffic. Usually we're the ones that are going the wrong direction. Love, love, love your baskets!!

  3. We've been known to drive hundreds of miles out of our way, just to avoid Houston. Your basket is awesome!!

  4. That basket is divinely beautiful!


  5. Traffic should be a 4 letter word. Well I guess rush is.

    Unfortunately we know all about this.

  6. The basket turned out beautifully! Nice work, Marsha!

    I remember the days of sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic...
    what a waste of time for someone...especially when you have to cook dinner when you get home!

    Now, we like to stick to the open roads whenever possible...we're rural at heart.

  7. You trying to confuse people? outcircle is beltway 8 and inner circle is 610. Mom must have written this one! lol

  8. New basket looks awesome though!! Love the handles!

  9. Houston traffic is the WORSE! I think I told you about getting side swiped and wiping out the side of my car on I10. The culprit who hit us never even slowed down.

    Last time through we noticed there were toll lanes people could use. Saw very few cars in those lanes. But of course it was not during rush hours. I'd be tempted to pay a bit to keep out of that horrendous traffic.

  10. O my gosh! The basket is beautiful, Marsha! I forgot to get my supplies and project I started 20+ years ago, when we were in our storage. Oh well... I have decided to try another oil painting. I havent done this for over 20 years either.
    As for Houston traffic.... YUCK! We will not be going there!

  11. That reminds me too much of the LA traffic I used to drive in all the time. Hate it. I also love the basket. You do such good work. Hope to see you this winter.

  12. WOW, Marsha's basket is a great piece of work!

  13. You forgot ...I do have a compter, oh well just go ahead and send to me..... lol Great basket


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