Day 2: Roundabouts

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Before I expound on today’s subject (!), I want to wish all you Virgos and Libras out there a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! September. School has started. Halloween and Thanksgiving decor is popping out in stores. Labor Day grillin’ and chillin’ right around the corner. Swimming pools close for the year. (Awww.) Baseball play-offs. College football. Hope your birthdays are most excellent and filled with everything that makes you smile!

Ok. Roundabouts. NO. They are not my reason to celebrate today. I just need to rant for a minute. Bear with me.

I don’t know when they became popular in the States, but do any of you LIKE roundabouts? I get the idea – they slow down traffic. Yes, and they also CONFUSE traffic. Well, drivers anyway. They remind me of 4-way stop signs when no one can remember who’s supposed to go first and who’s supposed to yield.

Here’s the question of the day: How in the world do you use your blinkers when navigating a roundabout?? Are you even supposed to use your blinkers? If you intend to continue around the circle, do you leave your blinker on? Should you signal when you exit the circle? When you enter it? If I could figure out how to use my turn signals effectively, I would. But for now, I’m going through roundabouts on a wing and a prayer!

Today I’m celebrating the Summer almost past. Glorious thunderstorms (my dog would disagree with me on that point), heat, humidity, fresh garden produce, vacations, family get-togethers, mosquitoes, and wondrous dragon flies. What’s not to like about Summer? 🙂 Celebrate the Summer days while they last! C

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