It's rainy today, with spats of heavy showers, and much grey sky. It's also not only terrifically humid (like 100%) but hot (at least upper 70s) though not as bad as some thermometers in the world these days.
I enjoyed a Spanish conversation class at the Lakeview Center today...some folks (not all seniors) drop by to share sentences they've formed with key words that they drew from a box of vocabulary words. Then everyone else tries to guess what the sentences mean. Some of us are a bit more advanced than others, and thankfully they correct the rest of us.
I had the stunning experience of my brain just plain freezing up.
I couldn't say anything except, "my brain has stopped working". I'm grateful that I could still say that...as the gestures of holding my head might have been misinterpreted...in either language. So that's what I get for trying to form conversation in Spanish. I hope I can entice my brain to work a bit better. That's the point, after all. I'm not planning to use Spanish in traveling, or even with some of the Hispanic people in Black Mountain.
I just want my brain to keep working. And learning new things is supposed to be better than doing things we already know how to do, over and over again. Now I know that I got to a point today in forming new neural pathways, where there was either a road block, or my ability to follow any pathway in my brain took a break.
Incidentally, I was given a heads up that the elevator has been repaired at the park so that you don't have to climb the stairs up to the look-out area. (But for those of us with claustrophobia, be warned!)
|Chimney Rock looking towards Lake Lure|
The repairs from the landslide on NC 9 are coming along, and it has one lane open, maybe not on weekends, but at least some of the time.
This is a pretty recent shot of the landslide...imagine that it had been totally covered by the trees which fell, and the road repair crew had to build a road of some kind to get to the top to removed trees and grade it. No wonder it's taken 2 months.