Old YMCA lot is now denuded of the protective fencing; gravel and lightposts lying horizontal, waiting to be erected
bike mounted policeman says cyclists who get tickets from him really have to ‘earn’ it; bike is actually just an option for assigned area
Old YMCA location getting prepped for conversion to temporary (hopefully) surface parking; giant gravel; concrete bases for light posts
small-size new brown compost cart out by curb with sign “Return”; wonder what was wrong; ordered wrong size? delivered wrong size? ugly?
met the woman who tends some flowers by railroad track at First and Liberty; she has a permit from the Railroad; she was planting seeds
bicycle mounted HVA paramedics with saddlebags containing full kits; every Fri, Sat in downtown; for transport can call motorized ambulance
auto broken down at Arbor Farms; driver strategy: brother will hop on bus, bring cash for part at Murray’s across street; AATA FTW!
chatted w/ door-to-door magazine salesman; good day is 7-10 subs sold; various bonuses; every day, first door of the a.m. always hardest
TCF Bank downtown has goldfish?? at each teller station; not the job of the teller to care and feed;
Washtenaw Dairy sign: The Milk Can is full; this means registration for the golf tournament is full; rotating trophy is milk can
Mark Hodesh at Downtown Home & Garden related a poignant story about a woman and a giant ball of string; I was buying a ball of string;
Wally Herrala spotted running past Fleetwood; stopped for chat; Wally is one of the fastest milers nationwide in his age group (4:30 or so)
corner of Platt and Packard: Community Standards guy with a measuring stick determining height of weeds;
Stadium Hardware staff say they’re selling a lot of fuses today; It’s noon with 86 degrees and climbing;
7th St. blocked off between Liberty and Washington; police says two-car apparent head-on collision; cars still there; at least one to E.R.
Linda Diane Feldt describes a successful trip to the movies, based on the recommendation of Homeless Dave. [Source]
Jennifer at St. Vincent de Paul store is cheery even when you forget to close the door and let the AC out!
Varsity Barbershop on Liberty swathed in black; co-owner killed in motorcycle accident 27 years old; spontaneous memorial;
overheard at bus stop outside Blake on 4th Street: “Dead people don’t pay rent in Ann Arbor.” Right. Important to add “in Ann Arbor”.
Steve Bean crossing the street at 4th and Liberty
ACLU donation collector at Main and Liberty reports a ho hum sort of day money-wise