Remember, time only crawls going forward - every time you look back it seems to fly. This summer will pass quickly.
Here are some photos I took today:
This is a church, in case you couldn't tell. It is here in the neighborhood where I am staying. I really liked the little plants growing on the building itself. This is a photo I took with the phone.
Lesson - always leave extra room. You can always crop, but you cannot add more to the photo. I framed this in a way that I really liked and then when I took the photo the camera took a tighter photo than I was trying to get.
I like the stars here. This is sort of what the front of my sister's apartment building looks like. We don't ever enter from the frond though. This is not here building.
The building on the left here is where one of my brother's works. We moved some stuff for his office today.
I like the clouds here. I like looking up.
This is Efran. I worked with him today and yesterday. He is a good guy - really friendly.
I think that this is Union Square at the end of the street. These last few photos are all right in front of where my brother works. All the photos to this point were taken with my phone. The reflection in the van's windshield is the same building and clouds that I took a photo of above here.
These next photos were taken with my little old camera. It is actually my wife's camera. She had it already when we got married. I don't know how old it is.
My sister told me to keep these curtains closed or people would look in. Really, though, who would look? You? Are you a peeper? Would you look in at me? I am sort of okay with that, but I still keep them closed. If there was a roller-coaster wrapping around this building like some of the hotels in Las Vegas then, yes, I would expect people to look. I think that those roller-coasters were built with that in mind.
This pink mess is where I sleep.
Ari. She is dead.
Monday, my first day of work here, I was given a $100 tip. We worked hard, but still that feels like a lot of money to earn as a tip. That day we didn't eat lunch until almost 3 o'clock. Anybody who really knows me knows that that doesn't work for me. I can't not eat and still function. The whole idea of fasting was not thought up by somebody like me. My metabolism is just too fast. When my tank is empty I can't function. I told my sister that I am quitting if I have to wait until 3 pm to eat lunch again. She took me to Costco. I bought myself a box of Quaker Oats and several bags of mixed nuts. Between that and a new case for my phone (because I somehow broke the one I had getting into the truck) my tip money is pretty well spent. At least I won't starve.