It seems the older I get the faster the weeks go by. Not a good week at work as we had to lay off another group of guys that had been with the company a very long time. There seems to be a lot of work bidding, but much of it is going for below cost. You just can’t take on work you have to pay to do, and eventually the people that do will no longer be in business. That is what recessions dothey readjust markets to the new dynamic. And in a competitive bid environment, it happens quickly. People tend to panic when they run out of work and will take on jobs just to have something for their guys to do. We are trying to stay sane and just take on work when we know we can make a dollar or two.
On the local political front, it appears there will be at least one challenger in the KISD races and one in the City of Keller race. Final day to file for KISD and for places 1 and 2 for Keller is Monday. The place 4 deadline is the 12th of March. I encourage any citizen who wishes to run to do so. Elections are healthy, and if you would like to throw your hat in the ring, I applaud your efforts.
The race for Senate District 9 got interesting when Representative Todd Smith made some hints last night he was going to throw his hat in the ring. I’m not a big Todd Smith fan to say the least, and Kelly Hancock reports this morning that he has been overwhelmed with contributions after Smith took a shot at him last night at a political forum. I had tickets to attend last night’s event, but Reagan and I decided to be lazy and just hung around the house finishing the books we have been reading.
Next Tuesday night we will be receiving the report from the engineering consultant on the 377 couplet. All expectations are they are going to recommend removing it from the Corridor Plan and present other options on how to manage traffic on 377 through Old Town.
Shannon has been in NYC all week, staying at a five-star hotel and eating at five-star restaurants while the kids and I eat Mac and Cheese and do chores. So, the other night Reagan and I spent the evening listening to music on YouTube, trying to find songs for her show choir’s spring concert. They are doing a set based on Dreams, so we spent three hours doing nothing but looking up and finding songs that had dreams in the title or lyrics, or were based the act of dreaming. Their choir sang “Dream On” at their competition last weekend, so the most obvious choice was out. We were still able to find about ten good songs, and this is the one I think they should do. Lots of great harmonies.