Look off to the side of the road as you approach from Holtville. You will see what looks like a new section of highway that will cross Evan Hewes just east of the present intersection. That could mean a detour in our future.
But for now, it's better than it was a week ago. The approach to the light is smoother and the east-west traffic seems to be getting a little more crossing time. Maybe Caltrans reset the signal light to give Holtville commuters a few extra seconds crossing time as a result of your complaints, or maybe the camera out there is taking more notice of Holtville crossers.
As for a future detour, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
SOME CARING PEOPLE — Tell the young mother who lost $500 from her last welfare check during her work break at Wal-Mart there are still many honest people in the world.
When we were shopping at Wal-Mart last week, my husband dropped a $10 bill on the floor. A woman picked it up and handed it to him.
I am sending you a $20 bill to pass along to the woman who lost her money. — Caring Person, Brawley
You got it. When somebody does something nice for you, you have to pass it on. You chose to pass it on twofold. Your $20 won't pay the rent but it might buy a couple small dolls for the woman's two little girls, ages 8 and 3, with enough left over to buy a couple of bottles of formula for the 10-month-old boy.
Who knows how many times your $20 will be multiplied as that little Niland family lives out their lives, passing on your kindness to others who may pass it on to others?
We mailed the money. She should have it by now. It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas. Thank you!
UNDER A DOLLAR — I bought gasoline for 98 cents a gallon in Yuma last week. Turn off at the Yuma exit. It's the station across the street from McDonald's. — Price Checker, Ocotillo
Thank you. Although we don't begrudge Yuma consumers 98- cent gas, seeing $1.39 gas at local pumps gave us a twinge. We had just filled up and our tank was bloated with $1.49 gas. It wouldn't hold another drop.
You know how you feel after you've eaten until you're in misery and then they bring out your favorite dessert? If our timing holds, gasoline will be up to $1.59 by the time we need gasoline again.