So, we're grateful for the sandbags -- the city government did the right thing to put them in place and protect all of us down on the Green River Valley from what could have been a catastrophic flood. Now it's time for them to go, and it's good to see the first step underway.
Pity there's no good use for the sand (which is actually more like fine gravel): too coarse for use in sandboxes or during snow emergencies. Apparently they're going to dump it all somewhere in a great big mound: maybe it'll be near at hand if they ever have to do all this again. Which, hopefully, won't be for a long, long time.
In the meantime, it's good to see things starting to revert to normal.
current reading: THE EXPLOITS OF THE CHEVALIER DUPIN by Michael Harrison  (third reading, II.3007), plus Edgar Poe's four detective stories [1840s]