Susan Dennis (susandennis) wrote,
Susan Dennis

I made it!

Today's adventure "Things To Do Until My Pool Opens in 10 More Days" was pretty much a huge success.

First of all, I discovered that the new bus stop - 1.5 blocks from here - serves 3 buses and 2 of them run all day 7 days a week.  This is huge.  20 years ago we had great bus service here but over the years, they have chipped away at it until 4 years ago, we had none.  The next closest bus stop is about 7 city blocks from here.  The buses at the new block run about every 15 minutes and get me to the other side of town (and then north of town, if I want) which is perfect.

This was a BIG and delightful discovery.  Next month, the bus fair for me goes from $2.50 to $.75.  This bus stop is my new best friend.

I got off the bus and made my way to the French cafe and had a great breakfast while I read my book and listened to chatter around me.  Then I started the 3 or so blocks from there to Pike Place Market to see badrobot68.  On the way my right hip started hurting with every step.  I mean really hurting. I had to stop about every 10 steps.  I thought I was in mega deep shit.  I do not need hip trouble.  I stopped and got some cheese and had to stand for a fairly long time while the cheese lady did her stuff.  And, turns out, that standing fixed the hip!
badrobot68 took a picture of my jacket (I forgot to hide my ugly hand but maybe the big fat chin will distract you from seeing the hand)...   We had a fun little visit and then I headed out to walk home.  My hip was fine and my lungs held out until almost there.  I peeled into the bakery for some bread and that gave me a little rest stop.  I chatted up the Real Change guy who always asks about my Green Machine and then made it home.

It's kind of nice to know that I can still walk that far, which, in real people's terms is not far at all.  Plus, I may do it again because I forgot about another breakfast place in the same 'hood that I haven't been to in a long time so there may be a lather, rinse, repeat.

But, for now, it's a knit.
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