The LA Fitness in Ballard is farther - about half again as far, actually - and the pool is often crowded but it's clear and clean and I never think of pond scum while I'm swimming there. the LA Fitness in West Seattle, where I've been going, is just gross. The pool is cloudy with a green tint. The showers are gross. The locker room is grosser - hair balls, dust balls and torn off paper towels decorate the floors.
The Ballard location is at the top, the star is my house, the West Seattle location is at the bottom. At 5 am, traffic isn't a biggie at either. Ballard is about 15-20 minutes and West Seattle is a tiny more than 10. Worth the extra drive time.
That gym with a lap pool, two blocks over cannot open soon enough. I will have to pay whatever they want for membership. Oh well.
I did drop LA Fitness a little email of bon mots regarding the situation. That, at least, gave me some satisfaction.
Tomorrow, I'll just get up 5 minutes earlier. It will be worth it.
Yesterday I made the first doll in a long time and started knitting a new bear. I'm going to try to get a couple of dolls and at least one bear made a week. Worked in among my other projects. I want to make some dolls with hijabs and some with glasses. It's been so long since I made a bear, I forgot my stitch counts and had to look up the pattern I wrote. (Thanks to legalmoose for that one. He originally asked me to write out the pattern or I never would have and it would now be lost!)
Interestingly after months of nothing, I got an email from the woman who used to take all of them. She said she wants more bears and she has someone else who wants bears and dolls. Meanwhile, I love the new place I found so while I appreciate her thoughts, it's way easier just to drop them off whenever I want. She and I had a good run but time to move on. If I ever ramp up production again, maybe. But probably not.
Turns out we're having two warm-ish days in a row here before we get back to good. Tomorrow is suppposed to be worse than today so I think I'd better get my walking shoes on today. Maybe a little jaunt over to Uwajimaya. One of their poke bowls sounds perfect for lunch.
Otherwise, it's sew time. I have a new top cut out and ready to assemble. It's out of the pricey fabric so I want to be slow and deliberate with extra finish work. I'm looking forward to it.