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Day Two and my View

November 6, 2007

Kelly isn’t feeling well and has been in bed since I got home from work. Don’t worry, I’m taking good care of her, and she said she is feeling a bit better.  But that means I’m left to my own devices tonight. There will be no gentle reminders of what time it is. I will have to be very careful to not fall into old habits and end up going to bed too late.

NoMoBeL8 Day 2 went very well. I was early again today, much to the surprise of one of my employees. It seems that my tardiness has allowed some of my guys to let their own arrival time slip a little. After all, how would I know? Well, I did know, as I have an informant (there’s one in every group isn’t there?) but I’m a very laid back boss, much like the rest of the company.  But when I’m already there and they come in late, it’s much more uncomfortable for them, so I think the situation will rectify itself.

It was a cool, rainy and uneventful day today, so I have very little to report. What I will do though is show you a picture of the view from my office window. I was inspired by Rick in a post of his a few days ago. And since I’ve been talking about getting to work on time so much, I thought you might want to see what I see when I lift my head up from my work. It isn’t the best picture, as I said it was cold and rainy today, but the colour of the trees is pretty, I especially like the yellow one just turning. I face west, that is the Detroit River, and on the other side of course is Detroit Michigan. The foreground is the top deck of our parking garage and our waterfront park (which is beautiful), and if you notice way off to the left on the river, you can barely make out a little US Coast Guard boat. They patrol pretty much all the time since 9/11.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 7, 2007 11:29 am

    Stalker, or just curious? I’m never sure. 🙂 I’ve found your building on Google Maps, but I can’t for the life of me remember what that building is, or what’s beside it. I know that CIBC is (or was) the building across the street, but the opposite side is a total blank for me. (That’s what 15 years will do I guess.) At least you have a nice view of Dieppe Park.

  2. November 7, 2007 1:00 pm

    You are forgiven for not remembering Andrew. The building I am in was not here 15 years ago. In fact it’s only been here for about 5 years. I’m sure you can figure it out from that. 🙂 What used to be here was the “Norwich block”. It had an old bank building on the corner across from CIBC and then a collection of older buildings, with businesses including a tuxedo rental place (which burned down), Fast Eddies Arcade, and even Cheetah’s “gentlemens club” on the end. I also remember the other side, on Pitt street, there was a great independant bookstore, but the name escapes me. I’ll do more research and report back on all lof this. Might be an interesting exercise.

  3. November 7, 2007 7:23 pm

    Yay, NoMoBeL8!

    I hope that Kelly feels better today,

    Thinking of you both,

    XXOO,

    O

  4. November 7, 2007 8:47 pm

    Ah the power of power!
    Interesting way to get a ship in shape!
    Congrats on another day of doing what you set out to do.
    Do, and I know you do, take good care of Kelly.
    I too am wishing her well. Wonder if she’s checking her blog. Will go there next.
    Hugs to you both.
    Oh, drove through Detroit 44 years ago coming from Israel going to California with new husband #1 then. I was a mere lass myself. So do not remember any buildings at all. LOL

  5. November 10, 2007 8:54 pm

    Fast Eddie’s… yeah, that rings a bell now. Yeah, fronting Riverside Drive. Yup, being a brand new building would certainly put me at a disadvantage to remembering it!

    Some day when I’m visiting my parents I’ll have to take a drive or walk downtown and see how much has changed, and how much is still the same. I have a feeling the bingo hall we worked to raise money for our band trips will still be there… those places NEVER change (unless they burn down, of course).

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