Day 29: For several weeks there has been a lot of focus on manhole covers in our home. Everyone had gotten into it. My requests to family members to collect photos of their daily findings may have been met with raised eyebrows, but all complied. As I'm out and about with Sam in tow he is never surprised when I pull over to get out and investigate a dip in the pavement. Often that would lead toward a few more steps this way, then that way, to see if I missed anything. Even my parents got involved. To follow is the evidence that my family "gets" me. Just below: a custom printed mat for our basement "pub". It arrived just three days after I ordered it! You can get one HERE. I wouldn't consider it a hardy door mat, in fact I won't be placing outside. It's going in the pub of course.
My mom and dad - they found a Neenah cover!:
My sister-in-law Renee, and my son Peter:
My daughter Fallon:
My sister-in-law Sandra:
From my husband:
And look at this beauty sent in by Barbara Pandos - taken while she was in Helsinki. (My loyal readers know why this is so special).
So I got to thinking.....wouldn't this be an appropriate cover for Helsinki too? I borrowed the edges from Gabriele's photos shown on Day 17.
(For those who don't know - the center is actually a Heartagram belt buckle....the Heartagram being the symbol for my favorite band HIM, from Helsinki).
Special thanks to my family serving as roving reporters this month. xoxo