Rain, thunder, huge bolts of lightening. The city was awestruck by the drama of it all.
I watched the showers power across the city in waves yesterday from the sixth floor office of my doctor. The thunder shook the building. The doctor read everything, listened, still thinks it might be heart while I wonder if allergies might be involved, had me do the DMV eye test and sign the papers, and let me go a free woman out into the world.
Thirty to a probably 60 days until the DMV calls me in to take all the tests for my driver’s license. Was it the sixties when I took them last? I am terrified of the test but elated at being free at last.
I only gained two pounds in these two weeks of incarceration.
No. Ross downtown doesn’t have bathrooms for shoppers. Right next to the front door sat a homeless man with his pants pulled up to show the weeping sores on his blackened legs. Right inside the door stood security who I asked about the bathrooms….needed by any fool shopper with IBS. Me. It’s a good thing I asked as Ross always triggers an attack.
More changes. The transit system, MTS, has gone electronic. I now have a 30 day electronic pass that lets me just tap my card on a bus, train, or trolley and off I go.
Heading home on the bus, I passed through zones of darkness and no streetlights, no power, to find the library, store, and house with power. It was hot and sticky when I got there….with wet carpet upstairs and damp shelves where the open windows gaped to let in the previous days heat. They let the rain in too.
I could hear Marion laughing at me in the background.