Friday, January 13, 2017


You can barely make out the outline of my building in the fog (center just behind the evergreen.)  The walk from my condo to the nearest subway station crosses a large open park.  Last spring someone paved a new path along the edge of the park, making the walk relatively easy and level.  I am still working on rebuilding my strength and endurance, when I can I walk to the subway (the condo runs a shuttle bus, and I can also drive and park at the station.)  

I love a foggy morning, assuming I don't have to try to drive through it.  It reminds me of early winter mornings in Florida when I was in middle and high school.  School started early, I have vivid memories of riding a bike in the fog up US-1.  

All in all, I like condo living.  I didn't enjoy lawn work or gardening.  I don't have to deal with any exterior maintenance. I walk across the hall and drop trash down the magic cute and it is taken care of from there.  I have access to nice amenities, (I have been using the gym 6 times a week since mid November.)  The compact space is forcing me to think, do I really want or need that in my life, in this space, it is in my life, not out of sight in the other end of the house.  The only thing that would make it better would be more shopping that I could easily walk to.  If only they would build a Whole Foods in the park. A developer that owns property between here and the Metro station has talked to Metro about rebuilding the wobbly parking garage at the station, in exchange for being allowed to build retail space above the garage - in my dreams.  

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  1. Anonymous1/13/2017

    A loft space above the cafe Guido owns. We have one big living dining space and a separate bedroom and bathroom. You have to walk through the cafe and go out the back into a courtyard to climb steps to the door. You can walk to The Thames and the Southbank in 10 minutes.

  2. A tiny welsh cottage.....with the staircase in the living room....circa 1764

  3. a single family house (built in 1941) in the philly burbs. you have to drive to get where you are going (no sidewalks) but everything I need is 1-2 miles away. public transportation gets me into the city.

  4. Condo living has its appeal but the condo fees. I don't want to get on that escalator .

  5. Did they ever find out who put in the new path?

  6. I a sprawling city with lots of strip malls and little character. It gets to 110F and most of the inhabitants are well over four feet.