Well, it’s May so there are things going on as always…but it seems like that’s even more the case right now. Not only are there–some objectionable- several construction projects going on in the Broad Ripple area, but the market really seems to have livened up. The house behind our ally went on sale and sold at a robust price within a week. There are homes being (although this is way down the street on the fancy parts…) completely renovated, and there is of course the normal buzz that comes to town when the Pacers are not yet dead in the NBA playoffs, and the rain isn’t dampening all the enthusiasm about the 500.
So far, the month has NOT returned–in correlation to the lack of plane tickets– the hoped for results as far as around the house projects; although I have to admit that my expectations are regularly not realistic and my patience is not, anything.
But, we’ve still got new lights going in the kitchen, the 4 Runner has sold, some healthy new hastas after some spring splitting and re planting, a new layout on a freshly cleaned porch ready for another good summer, all the inside plants are (save for the BIG one, Dr. John bon) now hanging outside, and some of the copious grass seed and fertilizer seems to have actually made a small impression for the moment with new grass taking hold in the normally barren front “lawn.” Also, the washer that I broke (trying to clean pillows…and maybe not loading it properly…) is now fixed and running again. Big doings in these parts, I tell you.
This WAS the florist, but now will be an apartment complex. They killed lots of old trees :(
This is being built at the end of the street where the LQ was. NO idea what will actually be there
Gobble gobble turkey from Liz’s friend Paul’s back yard
funny truck at the speedway
Airing out the fleet of tents I seem to have accumulated
Slow down. Experience life directly. Feel the world. These are things I tell myself a lot when technology — phone and laptop in particular — begins to take the life out of living. And these are things I need to hear when I’ve sat too long in one place doing too little with my body, when I haven’t challenged my senses by experiencing what’s out there. Continue reading →
I was pretty stoked when, moving into the dome in 2006…the all-new Target popped up next to the library and Lowes, a route my car would soon know to drive just on its own. Adding to the power triangle was the Goodwill for (dome purge) drop off and perusal, and then, in March 07 or so came the next great addition to the Glendale Mall area. Adding to the ease of living at the dome (Although I did drive there every time, it should be pointed out…) was an affordable gym with the building of an LA Fitness.
This national chain had a bunch of things going for it, particularly at first. It was an instant downgrade of experience from (Lifetime) what I was used to at my old gym. (which, I left in part because the horrible drive over there. Guess what? the Sunday Group office is RIGHT THERE. See what I’ve done to myself?!) But, it was close and cheap so I stuck with it. Even if that meant not going there for the three months I was in vermont and on the road.
Just like I’d get frustrated if I didn’t go to the old gym in the afternoon and I’d get caught in the Castleton Mall traffic (which, again, i get to do now..), the same thing would annoy me at LA fitness when Id not peel myself away from the desk for a good half hour of elliptical time; Invariably, there would be a line to wait for the next treadmill, bike, or rower. This only deepened my own annoyance at myself for not going at noon, where there was noone there but suburbamoms and permatrainerdudes, and you had the run of the place.
The lack of wifi and the fact that the paper towels, (this is indiana, so we are nice and –most of us–clean up the machines after we use them) were simply ALWAYS OUT. If they were half as mindful of keeping those stocked as they were about calling you at work home, and cell, not to mention your neighbors whenever your credit car on on file came within 6 months of expiring…it’d be much better. So I’ve decided to go.
In any case, thanks and good riddance. Now, this little fatty has to figure out what to do next…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7 PM
Indianapolis Art Center
820 E. 67th Street
You care about your community, right? You value your safety and support neighborhood improvements, correct? Are you interested in meeting
neighbors and city leaders who care about you and the Village as well?
Ok! Make plans to join us for the Broad Ripple Village Association’s Public Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, at 7 PM. The meeting will be followed by a beer tasting social where you can talk with board members and neighbors. There will also be raffle giveaways from some of your favorite village businesses for those in attendance. Topics for the night will include:
Kickoff to a Safe Summer in Broad Ripple
Elizabeth Marshall, Public Safety Chair; Commander Koppel, IMPD
What is a TIF and what does it mean for Broad Ripple?
John Barth, City-County Councillor
Raffle prizes courtesy of: Marigold, RiviFit, Union Jack Pub