Monday, April 06, 2009

A TERRIBLE Start to the Day!

My phone rang this morning before I had gotten out of bed. Fortunately, I decided to answer it, and it was my neighbor, telling me my car was getting towed! I threw on a pair of jeans under my wee nightie, and grabbed a jacket and my keys, and ran across the street in a most inappropriate state of semi-dress. I believe I was still wearing my night guard, but gracefully yanked it out before addressing the tow truck operator.

The upshot was that yes, he'd drop my car back down for a modest $75, in cash. The silly part of all of this is that I have NEVER, in all of the 4 1/2 years of living where I do, EVER, parked in that parking lot. I figured, hey, I'll be out of there by 7:30, who will care? Evidently, the owners of the parking lot care. Fortunately, so do my neighbors Brett and Suzz, and I am incredibly grateful that I had a car to drive to work in today!

On a more positive note, I had a nice evening last night after my bike ride. My friend came over and we wandered around downtown Lowell taking pictures. One of these days, I'd like to take a hobbyist photography course of some sort - I'd like to get even better shots than the ones that I do, as well as learn a few more tricks along the way.

Here are a couple of the photos I took:

Door on St. Ann's Church:

Canal next to Middlesex Community College:

Reflection in window at St. Ann's Church:

Lock doors behind Doubletree:

Desiccated, thorny plant with spider web:

I took a whole bunch of photos, but only edited/ cropped a few of them.

Ooh, today I am starting my tutoring job after work today! It is going to feel like a very long work day... I'm not used to working that many hours in a row! I will have to let you all know how it goes today...


sukeyknits said...

Yay for friendly neighbors! Boo for owner's who tow cars! Glad it worked out.

Lynne said...

Now that was a rude awaking!

Love the photos - good eye!

ps I <3 my bracelet

knittingknirvana said...

Thank goodness for thoughtful neighbors!

I am LOVING your photos!! :) Especially the red door juxtaposed with the heavy ornate metal. Gotta love a red door.