Everyday I return home to find the road construction has changed in my neighborhood. Lanes switch and rearrange, barriers are put up, pavement is ripped out, gravel is laid out. It is all very confusing, but they really seem to be in a mad dash to finish off the upper sections of the highway construction in Yona. The lower portions of the roadwork, leading down the hill to the Ylig River Bridge are still a mess, but everyday more portions of the highway up by my house are paved. Alleluia, alleluia. I can’t wait for it to be over.
Though I wouldn’t exactly call myself a practicing Catholic, some traditions die hard. The faithful observed Ash Wednesday yesterday, and while it has been years since I stepped foot inside a church I still found myself fasting yesterday. And I gave up candy, sweets and snacks too. I’d give up soda, but I already abandoned my Coke dependency at New Year’s. I figure a little hardship is a good thing, and I can certainly cut out egg salad sandwiches and my candy grazing habits at work.