The fates are cantankerous
Sunday, April 27, 2014
What a 24 hours it has been. Found out last night that my darling next door neighbors home had been robbed during the day while we were all at work! They've only lived there for 4 months and it is very distressing to them and the rest of the neighborhood. I was up until nearly 1:00 a.m. talking to them and trying to be a calming influence. It is very unnerving when you realize your home isn't as safe as you thought.
Had to be up by 7:30 am. Taking care of another neighbors' house and cats while she's out of town at a conference for a few days. Then had to feed my cats and dog, clean litter boxes, feed the birds in the yard, shower and be downtown by 10:30 am because I volunteered to help out at our employee celebration of our new bus center in downtown Denver. It officially opens May 9th with the ribbon cutting, but they let us enjoy the brand new space today. It is huge and I walked and walked, multiple trips from one end to the other, but my Fitbit would tell me how many steps later.
Got home about 4:00 p.m. and soon after helped my neighbors with digging dandelions. They moved in December from an apartment and have no tools, plus it was about 76 and sunny and great to be outside. I put in two hours plus digging and we barely made a dent. The house had been empty for two years before they moved in and nobody really cared for the yard properly, even the previous residents. I love working in the yard and was having fun. I then went to care for the other neighbors' cats. When I got done I looked at my FitBit and the darn thing showed the time as 9:38 am and said I'd walked 3,238 steps for the day! I knew that was ALL WRONG. I ended up having to restart the FitBit and although they say data won't be lost, my data for today was ALL LOST! BOO-HISS!!!
So - I had an incredibly active day and lots of fun and I got to see lots of co-workers who work in other parts of our facilities I talk to often but rarely get to see. I should have had about 15,000 steps and I got zip. Oh well - tomorrow is another day. More gardening and mowing the lawn IF it doesn't rain. Big IF from the weatherman on that!
In case you're interested in Public Transit, check out www.rtd-denver.com and look at the Union Station links. We're doing incredible stuff here.
and keep moving as best you can.