so, today was one of those days where i realized in the real world that our lives have changed. it started this morning when i found out my lovely wife had a full day and evening of activities planned. some of the after hours plans included me, so she was concerned about coordinating the car and such. i brushed it off and just said i would figure it out.
when evening came, she was already off to the second event of the day and wasn't planning on leaving. if you remember, we sold our other car last weekend, so i was on my own to figure out how to get to the doug fir. it's dark, it's cold etc. what to do.
well, this is where i had the realization. i knew i had to be there around 7pm. i also knew i wanted to go by lloyd center and pick up a scarf. and i had to prepare for request that may come my way for picking up food. all of this factored into my adventure. i knew i had to leave early enough in order to take care of all the tasks. i knew i had to give up on my tv time in order to get to the destination on time. i didn't have the option of hopping in the car and being there in 10 minutes.
i took MAX part of the way and then walked to lloyd to pick up a scarf. while there, i got the call to pick up some dinner. i walked over to burgerville on mlk and then down to the doug fir/jupiter hotel. and i did it without a car!
some people may not think this is a big deal, but what it showed me was that i could survive in this city on my feet and with preparation.
i love portland.