Parking for free now... My usual lot is being closed for work on some stupid apartment building nearby. At least I think that's the reason. Hopefully, they'll let us back in after everything's done. The free parking is great (cuz it's free) but it's farther away and I have to take the shuttle (it's a gray-looking school bus, not the Discovery), which means I have to go much earlier, which means I can't drive my daughter to school... AND I don't have my nice walk along the shore and through the park. Oh well, it'll save me money for a while.
It's nice and all living in houses and having nice warm buildings to work in but sometimes I think we're really getting away from the "real world" in so many ways. Although I hated freezing to death on my walk, it was fun seeing the ducks madly eating by the boat launch, hearing the crows caw at each other in the trees, or watching someone's dog run around like a fool in the snow. And it's good to be in the world, if only for a few minutesm, every day, to hear those sounds, to feel the cold, to experience the world we don't really live in anymore... We should go camping when it gets warmer.