...And my back hurts. Been hurting all week. More stones? Oh, please no. I'm drinking limeade, which is supposed to help. Messed up and had a cola with supper two nights ago and that's a no-no.
Meanwhile, downtown Indianapolis is in exploding-manhole mode again -- just in time for the Final Four! Much unhappiness. These are transformer explosions: old, overstressed transformers fail, covers pop off, oil sometimes spills and burns, but it happens in concrete transformer vaults under the street, with the prime danger being flying manhole covers. The local power company has been upgrading the power system downtown but it's a very slow process -- there's not a lot of redundancy, the hardware is costly, and they have to close off and dig up streets to do the work. --They were also supposed to have installed retention cables on the manhole covers to limit how high they fly and how far they travel, but the news pictures I've seen so far suggest that's not completed, either.
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