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Inspiration in waste

The sky was almost completely clear this morning, but I set the Podo up on the fence behind the swim center just in case any of the wisps I saw happened to float by. I'd parked on the residential street across a big lawn from there instead of in the park, and got almost to the door when I realized I forgot to grab a lock out of the car. Annoying, because that's a big lawn, but it's funny that it happened, because of what I saw on the way back. A woman was walking her dog right toward the Podo, and in my mind I pictured an awkward encounter where I saw her mess with it and had to ask her to stop. She was paying so much attention to where her dog sniffed that she walked right by it! Which is great. Seems like one of the main ways harm comes to dogs is when they find something bad for them in an environment outside the owner's sphere of control.

The swim was nice, but the video was just like yesterday's. Nothing to see, but I noticed some shadows moving across the roof of a nearby building in the last few seconds. From now on if it's a clear day, I'll try to find a spot with interesting shadows in lieu of interesting clouds. From the swim center, I drove over to Trader Joe's, then Grocery Outlet, and finally stopped by a gas station in the neighborhood for an unusual breakfast as part of my research for a Live in Everett post.

Not sure if I've mentioned it here, but we're trying to get our first real project in the house started. The main bathroom upstairs has a tub that we don't use or need, so we'd like to completely remodel that bathroom and put a washer and dryer where the tub currently is. It'll be so much nicer than taking everything downstairs into the dusty garage. It's been hard to find someone to come give us an estimate, though. We wanted to work with the guy who remodeled our bathroom in Seattle, but he's decided to move his family across the state. A friend's father-in-law is a contractor--who even bid on that first job--expressed interest at first, but isn't getting back to me. I finally asked for recommendations on Facebook and have two appointments lined up. One's coming tonight at 6:00, and another tomorrow morning at 10:00. I just made dinner so I wouldn't have to worry about the timing with cooking and eating later, and it's in the fridge.
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