You know, I was really starting to miss these late night trips to the King CDC everytime the security alarm goes off. Good to be back. In blog form.
My wife is a teacher at the King CDC, a daycare center operated by Bethel University in a building owned by the Union Gospel Mission in Frogtown, a low income neighborhood of St. Paul. About a year ago there were break-ins and vandalism all the time. A rock thrown through a window, people carting off really crappy boomboxes, people trying to steal sub-standard printers. Fun stuff.
After a while they installed a security system, which helped. Of course it hardly stops someone from breaking a window for fun. It happened again tonight, and the security company started calling people on the list. The call finally came to us and we came down to check it out. Talked to the cop, called the right people, and now we’re waiting for someone to come board up the window. And I’m blogging.
Not much else to do. I’m annoyed that we’ve been here for at least an hour. I’m annoyed that someone thinks it’s fun to break windows. I’m annoyed that the call had to come to us. I’m annoyed that Bethel security doesn’t take a greater interest in these things. I guess I should just be happy they actually have a security system so an alarm goes off and the police get called. It used to be someone would come in on the weekend or Monday morning and find broken glass and stuff missing. Ah, good times.
I’m also annoyed because we were actually making progress on our reorganize the closet project. We’ve been trying to make better use of our limited space with a baby coming.
I’m also annoyed because the computer I’m using is awful. Who uses Internet Explorer anymore? Can you say ‘crap’? And this old school monitor. It makes my eyes bleed. I won’t even talk about the ergonomics of this workstation.
Annoyed is probably a harsh word. I’m more amused. This is such a goofy way to spend your Saturday night. Not that reorganizing your closet is that much more exciting, but at least it’s productive. Oh well.