This morning I hooked up Mr. Ives to Stella for a shopping trip to Costco. As I was riding down Yelm Hwy, there was a tiny bit of construction blocking one of the two westbound lanes. As I got closer, the flagger turned the sign to stop, but waved me through. I couldn't see any reason why he was stopping traffic. Then it occurred to me, he was stopping the cars behind me so I could ride through without any traffic breathing down my neck. What a nice flagger guy!
Below is a photo of my Costco purchases. Among the not-so-heavy stuff there is a 10 lb. bag of chicken, a large bottle of laundry detergent, and 2 gallons of milk. It was a rather slow slog home.