Well, there’s no doubt about the fact that yours truly has finally, it seems, been knocked off balance, at least for the moment. After a 2:30 a.m. awakening today, and a few hours of online activity, and another hour’s sleep, and some breakfast and the like, and some more time with the computer, there was a trip to the lobby area. The notion of going downstairs sprouted about 12:15 p.m; but, to make it some time after a cigarette, the trip was after 1:00 p.m. The point of going, of course, was to see if there was anything new or changed as well as satisfy the idea of going out. Being in the lobby, it didn’t hurt to go on outside to see who/what was there.
Getting out of the apartment is a good thing every so often. The world exists outside of the apartment, and it’s in a constant state of change. Often the trips include some pretense, for example, if there are other people around, there can be a check of the mail box, even though the mail is in the post office in the box there. It looks like a usual reason for being in the lobby. Besides, there can be some mail in the apartment building mail box, and it needs to be emptied. One lady was just sitting in the lobby, so the mail box was checked before a “scoot” outside. Some people were sitting on a bench to the south. With no intention of socializing, the scooter was turned north, to an apparent river viewing.
The view of the river and riverbank isn’t worth the effort of looking; it’s some trees and some industrial stuff. Soon, there was a glance up river, not that there was anything expected there, either. At the sight of two tall buildings, one nice-looking and one considered an architectural monstrosity (blue with white stripes), the thought was, “What’s that?” “That” isn’t even across the river. It’s in downtown Covington, and it isn’t two buildings, it’s three. The nice building is a high-priced hotel; the monstrosity is an even more high priced “something.” Although the buildings are not only in view from the entry to the apartment building and are passed on the ground, they had been completely forgotten.
Forewarnings are important.