Friday Follow Up time for this last week.
If you read the June 1st-4th post, you know that the weather has been crappy and I haven’t been getting in as much mileage as I should. Tuesday I intended to have another ten mile day (though I definitely had to wear a different pair of shoes, since the pair I wore on Monday were still soaked).
It didn’t quite happen. My intentions were good, and I did get in a really nice walk. The weather cooperated and everything. I even snapped some really great pictures!
But Micah and I had a bunch of errands and an appointment with his prosthetic-maker’s office. My first order of business of the day, though, was to wish my sister a happy birthday. She’s 5 1/2 years younger than me, so I’ll always be getting old before her. That was a wonderful thing when I was a kid, but not so much now. Happy birthday, Tia!
Anyhow, much of my afternoon was spent running around paying bills. So I didn’t have as much time as I would have liked to get in my walking.
Even so, I had fun and got some great pictures. I walked the neighborhood over by Micah’s dialysis. My dad took my daughter to OMSI’s transit of venus viewing party* so they could try to see Venus cross the sun. They said they saw me walking around over on Broadway when they were driving about, but I never saw them, darn it.
You can tell from the lighting in my pics that it was evening. The colors are different and the shadows are longer.
I tried to get Dante to get closer to the sculpture so I could make it look like his shadow belonged to the dog statue, so it would look like the tiny dog had a GIANT shadow, but I couldn’t make it work, drat it.
At one house, there was a palm tree about eight feet tall. It was made of metal. I loved it. The owners were out doing yardwork, and I got to chat with them. Next door to them was a house that had black stuff on it and I thought maybe there had been a fire. ”Skin disease,” one quipped. ”No, she’s just an old, grand lady, with age spots,” the other said. I thought that a wonderful way to describe a house.
Tuesday I walked 6.3 miles.
*Oregon Museum of Science and Industry