Quoth the Raven “nevermind” “nevermore”

newstreet2This was a day of rather mundane Big City errands. We took the Mean Green Frog Hoppin’ Musheen in to get new shoes at UP Taaaar. Why did we drive all the way to Sault Ste. Siberia to buy new taaars? The best answer I have is that The Commander always said to go to UP Tire if you needed tires. Four years after her death, we are still going to UP Tire. There is (or maybe was, I dunno) a shirt-tail relative story here but it is also a great business and we have bought taaars there before. Alas, they could not get taaarrrs for my finicky little poor-woman’s sports car Ninja in time to re-shoe it, so we’ll have to do that down on The Planet.

We walked around downtown Siberia and snagged lunch at our fave Palace Saloon while the Frog Hopper was being shod and then we picked it up and headed back out to the moomincabin. We took the I75 SUV Speedway out to 3-mile road and we turned right and I wasn’t really paying much attention because I was reading a book on my phone. But then we got to the intersection between 3-mile and Radar Road and I looked up and there was a STOP SIGN where there wasn’t one before. And then my NEW STREET alarm went off big time. Do you have a NEW STREET alarm? I didn’t think I did either. But there it was. A NEW STREET. We could turn right at that intersection if we wanted to. For the first time ever. And we did turn right because I told the GG, “TURN RIGHT!!!!!”

newstreet1It took a long time for the GG to understand that something MAJOR had changed in my life. He kept trying to gaslight me, saying that he had driven 14th Street many times. Yes, I know dear but you were never able to turn onto 14th Street from the intersection of 3-mile and Radar Road before.

When I was a beach urchin and my family would drive to our house in town after an afternoon at the moomincabin and we were all in the right mood, we would often take The Long Cut. That meant that when we got on to 3-mile Road, we had to go past the intersection with Radar Road and make a sharp left turn to get onto 14th Street. That particular aspect of Sault Ste. Siberia has been imprinted on my brain forever and it wasn’t until I sent a screenshot of that whole area to the GG that he finally got it.

The old road has been almost completely destroyed. The reason? One of our fave grokkery stores from the southern parts of the Great Lake State is moving in. Meijer. I love Glen’s Family Fare but Meijer is opening in a good place. But just saying that I was totally freaked out when I saw the new road today.

It is cold here but we are keeping ourselves warm. I was just about to bundle up and take a beach walk when npJane texted from the Old Cabin (next door) that she had whine and cheese (and Scotch). I went next door instead. Good times.

P.S. I realize that this post probably doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to someone who hasn’t hung around Sault Ste. Siberia their entire life. I’m not sure it even makes sense to me and I wrote it. Just that when an intersection that you have been negotiating for eons suddenly changes, um… I am out of words…

3 Responses to “Quoth the Raven “nevermind” “nevermore””

  1. UU Says:

    So, where did the road go?

  2. Margaret Says:

    It’s weird when roads(and familiar) routes change. It’s happened a lot around here, as the city annexes even more of the county. (don’t get me started!) I think I’m safe, but my parents definitely aren’t. Glad for the good times!!

  3. l4827 Says:

    Changes to the UPer universe are not well taken. Scotch does help though. We love Glenn’s. Four Seasons will always be the ‘Little Store’ and not the IGA …