Walked with the baby to his playgroup today. I decided to leave the stroller home and use the ergo. I’m SO glad I did! the sidewalks were a mess. glass and debris everywhere!
His group was in the heart of town, so it was my first time walking that way since the storm. It was the first time I felt pretty scared in that area of town. Lots of homeless garbage picking, and other people with pickups doing the same. They were having a blast. Definitely made me think twice about flea markets. These people are totally going to resell the tossed furniture. I did pass some objects that made me stop and go hmmmm. Like some giant wine barrels. Those were really cool. But a) where the heck am I going to put a giant wine barrel in a 1 bedroom condo, and b) it was covered in black sewer water… um, yea, so no thanks. I also passed tons of Ikea furniture. People love their Ikea Expedit bookshelves! side note – I’m using the 4 square one as a changing table in the bedroom, it’s awesome. We also put a 4 tall one in the closet for the baby’s clothing. It holds pretty much everything of his except the hanging stuff.
The building across from Ian’s old rental was a mess. It seemed like everyone on the 1st floor lost everything. I had to cross to the other side of the street because I couldn’t even pass. The amount of debris was overwhelming, it was literally from against the building into the street.
After the playgroup I passed by that way and they had the road blocked off and people sweeping up the street. The sweeping kinda helped… it also makes everything a more consistant shade of grey/brown.
Baby was screaming his head off, he did NOT want to be in the ergo, so I took him out and carried him. We stopped off at antique bakery for some whole wheat bread. I’m so happy that place survived. One of the last few places left in the country that still bakes bread over coal. It’s really old school and I love it.
Later in the day I did my public duty and voted. I took a walk down Garden street to get there. I could not believe how bad it was. I took a short video of my walk and posted it to youtube. It was my first time using imovie. I think I’m going to be hooked. It’s no avid, but its the only video editing software on my laptop, so it wins.
Voting was easy, only about 3 people on line in front of me. They had it in a different location then when I last lived in Hoboken, so I’m glad I double checked. I was happy it was still not far from Empire coffee. My voting ritual is vote, then go to Empire.