Neil (nt) wrote,
Neil
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This morning I took some books back to the library. I didn't get any more out, because my card has expired. In order to renew it I will need at least one piece of identification that shows my home address. I use my PO Box on all my ID, but I do get one monthly utility bill at home. I will have to wait until it next arrives to renew. This is a bit of a sore point with me; the fact that I've had a library card for 30 years counts for nothing, apparently.

From there, I walked along the river and crossed into Inglewood, where a street fair was in progress. Inglewood is an older community with a funky mix of shops and restaurants. I really like the area, and couldn't help thinking it would be a better place to live than downtown. While there, we browsed in Crown Surplus, checking out the camouflage and army clothing, as well as the military vehicles and anti-aircraft guns in the yard. Hmm, I wonder what kind of permit you need to buy an anti-aircraft gun? Presumably they have been disabled.

On the way home, we passed a Blues Festival that was in full swing near the Stampede Grounds, then headed back through a seedy neighbourhood where we saw what appeared to be a drug deal in progress. There was a car in the middle of the street with two young men leaning in the window, in front of a row of run-down houses (one of them burnt-out), with a few other young men loitering on the porch of one of the houses. We got out of there alive, and walked the last half-mile through the grey downtown streets to home.
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