Weekend Coffee Share

Somehow this wasn’t published in time yesterday, though I thought it was.

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some timely catching up with friends (old and new)! To join, al l you need to do is create a post and link to Eclectic Ali

If were were having coffee this week, I’d tell you that work is winding down. Although the enumerators (aka Census Takers) will still work, my team, which hosts events to ask people to do the Census will end their work on Wednesday. So I worked both Saturday and Sunday and got some very reluctant people to do their Census. I was sent to an alderman’s office during their food pantry. Many are reluctant to complete the simple survey, but we got a few. I think the most important thing we did was to let people know about another food pantry. The alderman’s main job isn’t food distribution so what they gave up, while appreciated, was a hodgepodge and not what you could use for a meal unless you were on Chopped, (e.g. a box of cereal , a jar of capers and a package of diapers). We suggested people also try Friendship Center at 2711 W. Lawrence Ave. Chicago where they give people produce, protein, milk, eggs, and packaged food. That recommendation will make a real difference to people.

I’ve gotten an estimate for the scratches on the car door. Now insurance will cover it, but I’m still shocked that it came to $4000. (I’ll get a photo up here soon.) The guy was super nice, but he proposed to fix every little dot on this 2013 car. The Kelly Blue Book value of the car is around $8300. I just want it to look okay, not brand new.

The sign with the pointed finger says that capitalism causes unemployment. The one with the fist of dollars decries the wealthy.

I was a bit surprised by the alderman’s window display and office art. It was all very left-wing. Very left wing and it made me feel unwelcome. She won by a small margin so I don’t understand why she wouldn’t have a more neutral office. I suppose the office reflects her personality, but should it? Family pictures would also personalize an office.

The weather’s changing. Today it’s chilly, gray and a little rainy. The temps are lowering. We’ll have some sunny, colorful days as we move towards November, a bleak, cold month usually.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

Windows or Doors

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Each week Cee challenges us to share photos based on an inspiring prompt. This week we’re challenged to share photos with orange and/or green in them, hence the photos above that I took last weekend at a laundromat in Chicago.

From the Night of 1000 Jack o’Lanterns

To join the fun, you just need to check what the new prompt is at Cee’s Photography. Create a post and link or ping back to her blog.

Chinatown, London
Ward 33, Chicago, 2020 (I shared this yesterday as well.)

By the way, the post above does not represent my views. It’s not as nuanced as what I think we need.

Chicago, IL 2019
Northbrook, IL
Chicago, IL