Today was a trip to the U District-Wallingford-Green Lake corridor, with a showing in each. It rained. I got very damp. Also got off to an inauspicious start when I missed not one, or two, but three buses I wanted to take to the first open in the U District. That meant I didn’t leave my office in Capitol Hill until eleven when I’d meant to be at the first property by then.
Things recovered nicely from there, though, and the rain let up halfway through. I was very pleased to have brought a thermos with tea in it. English tea with bergamot and a bit of honey cures rain.
I had to transfer buses to get to the first open, but the transfer went smoothly! Bus from first to second, and foot to the third, then bus back to the office with another transfer en route. But, I made the final transfer less than two hours after getting onto the first bus. I call that success.
Location: University District, Wallingford, Green Lake
Transit modes: Buses / Feet
Cats petted: 1
Tea consumed: 1 Thermos
Properties Viewed: 3
I may have been slightly too enthusiastic about this project. I dashed through my work for the morning and then hopped a bus up to Fremont with a plan to see four properties. The bus got me there much faster than I’d expected it to. So much faster that I was awkwardly early for the open of the first property. I was forced to pass some time browsing the cookbooks at the Book Larder. I’m feeling generous, so I’m not counting the expenses involved in that diversion against the project. This time.
The weather was pretty pleasant, and I was armed with a thermos of tea which I sipped quite contently while wending my way from one property to the next. It was definitely a bit slower than if I’d driven from property to property, but as anybody who’s tried to park in Fremont can attest, I saved a bundle of time by not having to park. Probably a net loss for time by the clock, but definitely a huge gain in terms of avoiding frustration.
All told, it was an excellent and very encouraging start to the project. I’m excited to see how next week goes.
Location: Fremont, Green Lake, Ballard
Time: 2 hr
Transit modes: Feet, Bus
Cats petted: 1
Tea consumed: One Thermos
Properties Viewed: 4