#Fridaycheckin - My task this week was to finish and order a photo memory book - a going away gift for my daughter's BFF, who is leaving for Japan in a week.
So many tears.
On a whim, I got a quote from Carvana to see what they'd pay us for our minivan we bought new back in 2020.
It's substantially more than we paid for it new. We could essentially get a brand new minivan again and maybe even make a little money on the deal.
I don't think my wife is convinced of the logic of this however.
The vote was Ramlawi, Griswold and Nelson joined by Taylor, Disch, and Radina to widen the bridge and not demand any pedestrian concessions from the U.
It's perplexing to me why the U is running the show on a bridge that the city owns, but that's how it is.
I'm not happy with the outcome, feels like some CMs talk big game on safety and climate change but don't actually want to make politically difficult decisions.
if you missed it, there was only one big agenda item on #a2council last night. The widening of East Medical Center bridge to accommodate an additional lane of traffic.
The U really wants it wider and really doesn't want to make any pedestrian improvements, and is willing to kick in millions to make that happen.
CM Briggs offered amendments to add pedestrian stuff but it failed.
Bridge gonna be wider, more pedestrian hostile.
The roads are just now starting to get bad, where the slush has begun to pile up in intersections.
oh boy apparently I'm a day late and dollar short to this idea
It struck me this morning how much like our artificially limited supply of new housing is mirrored by the dramatic results of the semiconductor shortage.
Made a long thread about it
Gentle reminder that blood product supply is dangerously low and we could really use some of yours.
At work: Oncology nurse. In my free time: riding and fixing bikes, taking photos. (Not much free time as a father of two)
Find me drinking a coffee in the AM and a Manhattan in the PM.
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