My first thought as I arrived outside her apartment building was, "Oh! Look it has a stoop in front just like in Sesame Street!"
|Without Oscar the Grouch|
She was determined to show me around and orient me to the area where I needed to go for the training tomorrow so she wanted to finish her laundry first, which involves climbing back down all those stairs to below the building in the basement. Along one whole wall was a line of meters that showed the energy usage in all the apartments in the buidling.
|Meters in the laundry room|
When we went back upstairs we discovered Karen's cat loves my suitcase.
|Angus the cat|
|Can you even tell that's Michael Moore?|
But after the 30 block walk I assured her that I would be taking a taxi. So her plan B was to teach me how to use the city bus. The last time I was on a city bus in Denver, CO with my boss while we were at a conference and we witnessed a full out brawl among the passengers and I haven't been on one since...so it took some convincing. But she walked me to my starting place tomorrow at Riverside Church so I would know where to end up and I think I'm prepared to arrive bright and early tomorrow for a full day of learning at the Reading Institute. Check out these photos I got today of the church. Should be a beautiful location for the opening keynote by Lucy Calkins!