I'm lucky to work within 10 minutes of my home. But this gives me very little listening time on the car radio. I do use another type of radio - a portable two-way radio more commonly known as a walkie-talkie. It's the main way to get in touch with our school custodian, but the teachers also take one outside for recess, gym class, and daily at dismissal. I keep it turned on on my desk throughout the day. Mine has a special setting that allows me to also hear the transmissions from the school bus drivers and the transportation department. This comes in handy if there's a problem on a bus or if a bus is going to be late. The biggest problem we have with these radios however is operator error. They are very easy to use but 1) you have to have them turned on to work, 2) you have to have them set to the correct channel, 3) you have to hold down the button while you are speaking, and 4) you have to have it with you to hear it. I think a walkie-talkie could come in handy at one of our picnics in case someone wants to do some exploring.
There was something else that gave me a little inspiration for RADIO. This little guy and his pint-sized Radio Flyer red wagon. He was keeping us entertained as we were celebrating our 40th anniversary with our kids this weekend.
I was reminded that I have one just like it at home and set it up for a picture outside. Those are orange and black pansies that we picked up in our travels this weekend.
I'm developing a thing for white pumpkins lately. Don't know why.
It's getting late and I need to mosey on over to see what other kinds of RADIOs there will be at the picnic. You can join me by clicking here. And speaking of joining, if you'd like to join the picnic next week the theme is BLANKET.