Last year at this time, the whiskey barrel planter in our shared driveway played host to Auckland’s weirdest costume contest.
This year, neighbor Claire planted lovely foliage instead.
Sadly, the little phone company protrusion that the barrel protects is still there, because the neighbors at the top of the hill have been unable to get their new optical fibre connection put in. The company that does all that fibre stuff is called Chorus, and even before the pandemic gave them an excuse to say “short staffed” they were one of the most hated businesses in town. It must be tough to be in that kind of business, because despising them seems almost universal.
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