Walking in the Neighborhood



I have been getting up lately between 7 and 7:30 and finding the time to get outside and jog or walk. It has been nice to have these few days to relax my mind a bit. I noticed that a few of the nearby buildings have been receiving general upgrades and work. I have been reading some articles about how a number of local colleges will be moving to more remote learning this Fall which could cause significant changes to the apartment market and general land use. There are over 150,000 college students in the area and if half of them do not return, that's over 75,000 empty rooms which would have otherwise contained students. At the current, well earlier, market rate of about $1200/month per person, that's a loss of real estate revenue of about $90,000,000. This is of course a rough estimate but I'm pretty curious how much of an impact that will have on things. We'll see...



Making a favorite dish of mine, chicken mushroom and onion in a cream sauce


Short visit to East Campus to pick up some furniture items


the sign and flowers I brought to the airport to pick up Ally

4 comments:

  1. First door on the right in that corridor has a print of MGMT's Congratulations album. That's pretty sweet, but why is it upside-down?

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    1. haha, good sight! That is correct, it is a mural painted on a door of the MGMT album art for Congratulations. My friend Drew painted that if I recall correctly, he is a fan of their work. I believe it is upside down because the door was installed upside down. Perhaps the mural was painted in a way such that the hardware on the door which attached it to the doorway was not considered? All part of a deeper story that I could dig deeper into...

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  2. That's pretty cool that they let you guys take your doors off and install them back on. But I guess that's the kind of trust you deserve being engineers, haha.

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  3. yeah haha, I think that environment at my college dorm was incredibly friendly to the sort of artistic, tinkering nerd that fit in there (door hinges not included)

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Browsing IKEA, checking out the BROR and the FJALLBO

My girlfriend Ally and I went to IKEA recently. While I won't be moving places until September, now is a good time to make preparations ...