About five minutes ago, I heard a helicopter approaching chez Kabong. It got quite loud, so I hied myself out into the street and saw that it was an Apache attack machine. I’ve seen them frequently patrolling the Houston area ever since 9/11, but usually flying straight-line routes. This time it circled three times, with the circle centered just about on my townhouse, low enough that I could practically read the pilot’s silly nickname on his helmet. M-u-f-f-d-i-v…; well, not quite, but he seemed quite a lot lower than usual. Oh well, at least he didn’t open fire.
The coveted Kabong Award (one dozen top-quality kudos) goes to the person who comes up with the best explanation for what the chopper was doing. My guess: the HOA has finally decided to get serious about people putting their trash bins away.