The girls are on spring break this week and somehow, I haven’t been as pro-active as I need to be in keeping us occupied with activities. The fact is, I’m tye-red. Not tired, tye-red. My groove has been off since daylight savings and we sprung forward. Losing that hour has really knocked me off kilter. I’m out of orbit, out of sync, out of joint, and out to lunch. It wasn’t that I didn’t know that spring break was coming. It just caught me off guard, like when you think you’ve got a few sheets left on the roll and really, you don’t have a square to spare.
I also decided to go for two that were affixed to the sides of buildings. We’ve driven past them time and again, and there really wasn’t a valid reason not to include them on our tour. They’re just up really high. True, there are two others that we missed (one on the Scope marquee and one precariously close to the Waterside Overpass). I didn’t think investing in ropes, anchors and carabiners for a few frames was worth it.
This one, Techno Maid, I had spied through an office window over the years as I drove through town. I had never seen anyone go in or out of the building. I didn’t know what was going on in there, but I thought, “The answer if no, if you don’t ask.” I’d go in, state my case, pushing the girls forward with their big pleading eyes and we’d get our shot. I hadn’t expected to need a swipe card to get in the building. Luckily, someone had propped the door. Still, it wasn’t easy. The elevator worked by swipe card. The stairwells worked by swipe card (SN: isn’t that a fire hazard? What if there’s a fire and you can’t use the elevator? What if the power goes out? You’re stuck). Anyway, a few employees were out smoking some butts and were kind enough to let us hitch up to the second floor.