It turned into a very nice day today, and I had a few hours free, so I went riding.
I’d seen the yard-Grinch in Arcadia before, but he’s always appropriate around this time of year.
There wasn’t any parade today, and no marching bands chanting about wanting fried chicken.
Ever since the storm, crews have been going around cutting up and carting away the fallen trees. I’d wondered briefly what they were doing with all that stuff, and when I rode by the Rose Bowl I found out. They had a tremendous pile of sticks and leaves and branches. There was a front-end loader scooping up batches of stuff and dropping it into the hopper of an enormous grinder. This was followed by BIG NOISE, and then ground-up stuff came spewing out the other side. There were a lot of pine and eucalyptus trees damaged in the storm, so the ground-up stuff smelled pretty good.
I saw they had part of the road closed for filming near JPL. It’s on the part of the road where it’s like a little freeway for about 1/2 mile. The guy at the barricades said they were filming a commercial.
The wallabies weren’t out today. But I did see the remains of the biggest fallen tree I’ve seen from the storm last week.