Another great day on the trail that started with a walk through one of Ward 6’s hidden gems, meeting new residents who recently invested here and, like it is in our great neighborhoods, another constituent who has lived at her address for 57 years.
It was in the middle of an excellent conversation on the diversity of our staff in our public schools and on the police force when the large raindrops began. The downpour broke up round one of door-to-door, but it gave me a chance for a little re-grouping at home to construct a needed safety gate. With a little guy ready to hit 11 months old, and ready to explore every cabinet, drawer, stair and – well – everything, the safety measures are now finally complete (I hope!).
The second half of the day featured visits to constituents who I’d been able to help out over the past several years. These included two water issues that were resolved – one was a simple fix with our highway department adding a lip to a driveway, another was much more complicated and involved a lot of digging for a fix. In the end, both issues were resolved with further proof today. Heavy rains – dry yards.
The rain is also a helpful way to gauge how well the water is draining in the neighborhood. The new curbs and catch basins in one of our continuing road projects seems to be handling it well (see photo below).
But, undoubtedly, the best part of the day was when I had a pair of surprise visitors join me. My wife Ali was there every step of the way during our first campaign. But today she had the Baby Jogger with little Arden for his first official campaign appearance.
It doesn’t get any better than that!