Downtown & Golden Ring Mall

The third Tuesday of the month I attend either the Washington Orthodox Clergy Association meeting or the MTA's Citizens Advisory Council meeting. I give the WOCA meetings higher priority since meeting with my fellow clergy is of upmost importance to me.

I took the bus to downtown to attend the CAC meeting.  Since I was early, I decided to stop in at Urban Designer.  I think that's the name of the store.  It has been one of my favorite stores ever since I moved to Baltimore, but because I now live in East Baltimore, I do not get there too often. The 56 takes me two blocks from the store, but this bus comes once every 30 minutes.

The people there remembered me and asked where have I been.  I used to be able to walk there within ten minutes.  I would be things for the house there at good prices.  Years ago I purchased some really nice brass candle sticks for $4.00 each and donated them to some of the local churches.  The expression on Fr. Gregory's face when he saw them was easily worth the money.  I was also able to buy Communion cloths there, three for $1.  In both cases I brought out the store.

This time I brought tongs for the kitchen, air freshener, and extension cord. I did not want to be lugging things to the CAC meeting and then to Golden Ring Mall and then home.

This month the meeting was much more administrative.  It was a pleasure talking with Rabbi Zusia Levitt and sharing with him my pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

After the meeting I stopped by the church to remove the sign announcing that there is no service there last Sunday.  I also checked to see where we were in the work on the floor.  There was no change.

I then went to Golden Ring Mall to find out how much money is on the Wal-Mart gift card that was given to me for my birthday.  Because of the heat, I took the BR to Monument Street and then the 56.  While at Wal-Mart I purchased a keyboard for one of my computers.  I also went to The Home Depot to buy beaded chains for my ceiling fans.  For the most part, the chains for the lights were too low and now this is an issue since I keep the fans on most of the time but not the lights.

Last November I moved two doors further from the church.  The rent here is more, but the house is considerably better.  I have ceiling fans all over the house and with the heat we had this summer, the fans have been a tremendous help.  I also have a connection in the basement for my dryer. Now I can do all my laundry in one afternoon. When it rains, my basement stays dry.  I did not have a built in rodent problem as I did in the other house and I have kitchen cabinets on the kitchen walls.
 

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This little park is on Broadway between Fayette and Orleans.

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