Instead I usually go by the park
then past the laundromat and the nearby construction for a large store.
Then I go through the university campus which is well lit and occupied with students on their way to their 7 a.m. classes.
I take the stairs up to the library
where this guy almost never fails to freak me out…
until I remember he is just the kid with the stack of books by the front door.
There is construction on campus as well. They are doubling the size of the student center.
which must make it difficult
for these two to study.
As usual, last Wednesday, I took the steps down by the fine arts center and was returning home as the sky was taking on a pink light.
During the cold nights around here weather usually leaves a heavy layer of frost on vehicle windows. This guy was smart and was warming up his car so the defroster would clear the ice.
Anyway, I was walking down the sidewalk on the edge of campus when I heard the screech of tires followed by a scream. I turned and saw a young woman down in a crosswalk and two guys bailing out of their stopped car. A crowd quickly gathered with cell phones at the ready. I was about a block away so I stepped to the edge of the street and motioned to approaching motorists to slow down and directed the ambulance and emergency response unit when they arrived minutes later.
I was so sorry the young woman was hurt and relieved to learn her injuries were not life threatening. The paper reported she was treated and released. The driver was cited for having an obstructed windshield and failure to yield to a pedestrian.
My blog has been selected to host Weekword. The word is FEAST. If you want to participate mention it in your comment on this or my Tuesday posting. Then on Friday use the word as the subject for your post and link it to my blog where all participants will be listed. Cheers, and look both ways before crossing those streets!