This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Harbingers of spring

The days are getting long and the sun is not nearly so low in the sky. With the light snow this morning it may not have felt very spring-like, but spring is just around the corner. I saw three buzzards flying overhead yesterday and again today, and they prove that spring is not far off. (They may wait until March 15 to return to Hinckley, but they were impatient to get back to Rensselaer.)
The warmer weather yesterday gave the bridge guys a chance to work on the rail. I was hoping to see it finished this morning, but they only did the east side.
The heavy equipment has been quiet most of the week at Monnett. Instead there has been a crew of guys putting down some dark liquid and scraping it up. My only guess as to what they are doing is more asbestos remover. If that is not what they are doing, I have no clue as to what is going on there.

In sports news, the RCHS girls basketball team won their sectional but now faces Benton Central in the regional. BC demolished them during the regular season, so they will have to be both good and lucky to advance further.

Have a nice weekend and if you see the three buzzards overhead, smile and think that spring is on the way.

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