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The country road crew has an ambitious project before them.  So much road repair and only a small window of perfect weather in which to do it.

These are hard working professionals.  Their equipment is top notch. They have decades of experience bewteen them on each road crew.  Fact.

This morning as I drove past this sign I could not resist sharing it with you.  Road orange spray paint on the back of an unused road sign: BUMP.

You’d think the county would have prepared plenty of BUMP signs – given the nature of the jobs the crews are undertaking.  But no.  Apparently not.

Directional signs are  readily available in polished, nifty versions.  Warning signs?  Not so much.

So thanks go out to the county worker who did what s/he could with the materials that are available.  It slowed me this morning.  Made me pause and drive more thoughtfully.  I avoided the jarring impact of unexpectedly unpaved road thanks to this makeshift sign.

This is what I offer you here.  This is the underscore of my life’s work.  I grab what materials are available and scribble, spray paint, post, write, mark the most recent warning I perceive.  BUMP.  Most assuredly there will be bumps.  On every road, in every direction.  I am grateful for the workers who do their best to mark out warning signs for me.  And perhaps you, today, can pause to spray paint a much needed warning sign for a traveler who will come after you.  What might that sign say?  I really want to know – what does your warning sign for today say?

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