Friday, August 26, 2011

More About The Hood


Continuing the "research" about this neighbourhood...this is our local corner. We can catch the El train here to the airport or downtown. I've talked to a few people at a local cafe here with internet service and many long time residents say this street didn't always feel or look like this. Years ago it had little shops and bars and restaurants. Now it is much like a strip mall with petrol stations, fast food joints running between small and large malls circling very pretty residential streets.


At this corner we would come to use a phone or a computer...


You can see the contrast between the barren strip mall street corners and then on the residential streets...

Working on the garage...

Here is what I've been working on by scraping paint in order to repaint.

Stagg pitched in with some sanding.

These are a couple buddies I met through a local internet cafe. Stagg and I went out for lunch with them this week. The two fellows both work for the post office and we picked one up during his lunch hour. Both are hearing impared so we had lots of paper and pens with us. I can sign the alphabet but its slow going...these two guys spell a lot word by word and they go fast. One fella is also blind and he is amazing at spelling with sign by touch...really fast. We had a lovely lunch of Chicago beef hot sandwiches.

We found a terrific grocery store...I love it it reminds me of getting food in Canada. It's an international grocery store not too far from us. About a 15 minute drive or so. Just look at the choices of yoghurt...they carry dozens of kinds from Greece, middle east, domestic. Heaven.

A wall of herbs...I've bought bundles and bundles of cilantro...


Stagg looking for basmati rice..





1 comment:

Greg S. said...

Hey, great stuff. I like that market.