Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day Seven Hundred and Thirty-Seven

I haven't updated Item #80 for a while (the Windows, Doors, and Sometimes Also Stairs project), although I've continued to take them. These are from almost exactly a year ago, when I went up to Washington State for my 20th high school reunion.  I went a day or two early and spent a delightful day wandering around the Tacoma waterfront with a childhood friend, who is thankfully possessed of the sort of artistic bent that made him completely fine with detours across bramble-infested fields to get pictures of broken walls.

Some of these aren't windows and doors as such, but I just liked how they turned out so I'm posting them here so you can enjoy them too.

Looking straight up at the windows set into the ceiling of the historic building where my friend was working at the time (piecing together a whale skeleton, as it happens)

Doorway of an abandoned building on the waterfront

Window of the same building - it makes me wonder what the view outside looked like when the window was clean and new!

 Ivy covering a wall of an abandoned warehouse on the docks - Tacoma, WA

close-up of ivy, same wall

stairs coming down from pedestrian walkway from the revitalized downtown area to the waterfront

 Windows of an apartment building on the waterfront - not many residents yet, but they're hopeful!

windows and shadows of awnings, Tacoma waterfront

East 21st St. Bridge, Tacoma, WA, as seen through an installation at the Glass Museum

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Day Seven Hundred and Thirty-Three

Item #39 is done!  I set up the kids' college funds a while back and just recently got them up to $1000 apiece.  With college tuition the way it is now, that might cover a class or two, but at least it's a start!

I know there are more sophisticated ways to block out private information, but stars are more fun.  I have no idea why it turned itself sideways, either - maybe the stars confused it?


Also, my red hair from last month faded after about a week, so I tried again.  We'll see how well it lasts this time.