The obvious choice for a new pool is not longer possible since they killed the viaduct. The replacement tunnel lets out nowhere near the road I need to get there in a reasonable time frame. The gym downtown is really pricey and Saturday swimming there is a schedule issue and while it is a salt water pool which is great, it is only 20 yards long which is not.
There are city pools, also expensive for every day. The best on only has early morning swimming 2 days a week. The other two second bests are more difficult to get to.
BUT, while most of the options are not fab. At least I have options. On my way out I stopped to report the pool. Amanda was on at the front desk and while she's kind of flaky, she's really nice and usually good for some inside skippy. She wrote down a note on the pool which is an excellent indication she'll actually follow through. And she told me they did hire a new manager and he's from another LA Fitness and comes with solid creds and is named Nikko. So maybe I won't even have to use those options.
I think I'm going to take tomorrow off, though. My ears have been showing all the signs of pre-swimmers ear. So I'm going to take the day off and hope they get right with the eargods. Plus, hopefully, they'll have the pool back to good again chemically by Saturday.
The sun is out today bring me a very clear message that it is time to clean my windows. The only windows in this loft are a wall of them on one side of the living room. Two go floor to ceiling and they flank sliding glass doors. Fortunately, they are buffered from the elements by 5 feet of covered terrace. Even so it is dusty and dirty out there and they show it now. As washing them in the full sun is not a good plan, the work won't be done today but soon.
Today will be the usual... this and that with a baseball game on TV.