This is basically the view from my postage-stamp yard outside my apartment.
I’m pretty used to the construction and the detour by now. The only thing that bothers me is remembering to go to the post office, which I used to do by pretty much just walking across the street. Now, "A Wrinkle in Time" has been sitting in its Netflix package since Saturday night because I don’t remember to make that jog over to get to the drop box.
When we end our walks, sometimes we sit in my little yard for a while. This time we did it with one of my two cats in a harness and leash. The cats want to get outside constantly; when Bethany comes over, she is prepared to do battle at the doorway to keep them inside. I think I live too close to downtown to let them explore outside, but the harness and leash is at least a compromise. After Bethany left, I took the other cat outside for a while. I should probably take them out like that more often; sit outside and read a book and let the cat wander the length of a leash for a while.
Today’s walk was pretty uneventful, just walking down the trail, chattering about work and family, then reaching 12th Street and climbing up a rain-soaked semi-path to the street above before walking through campus. We took 10th Street over to Minnesota Avenue on the way back and admired the gardens while we walked.
When we walked past the Beltrami County Law Enforcement Center, we saw a car parked across the street, which is a no-parking area that is painted bright yellow. A guy had walked into the building and left his passenger inside.
"It takes guts to do an illegal parking job right outside the Law Enforcement Center!"
He didn’t stay there long, but yeah, I think I’d question that if I had to make a quick stop there!
In case a picture of road construction isn’t colorful enough, here are some pretty flowers.