Then, 8:30, drive-time. Cars were backed up from the school, around the block. When we got closer, we saw why. The road is still only one lane (one set of ruts, to be more precise), which cars going in both directions must share. Cars trying to exit the school's looping driveway were blocking those trying to get to the entrance, and vice versa. No way in, no way out. Children were having to get out of cars half a block from school and walk!
Eventually a smart dad (no, not me) took it upon himself to act as traffic cop, for which everyone seemed grateful. He got things moving again. Pickup is in an hour or so. We'll see how it goes.Varied Thrush), but this was not to be.
P.S. No sign of Squeaky, the Anna's Hummingbird. Thank you to the very kind person maintaining the feeder.