On my way back from the Junk Market two weekends ago, I spotted a local veggie stand. Turns out it's one of a chain of them in the southwestern suburbs, which is why I had never seen them where I used to live. Got some fantastic corn on the cob there Saturday.
On my previous platelet donation, I spotted a parking lot right near the Red Cross building for the same price ($1.50) as the 'boonie lot' I've used for years whenever I have to drive to work. So once last week and twice this week I used it, and am just loving it. The walk to my job is about the same length--0.7 miles, but now it's a straight shot up Robert Street and across the bridge over the Mississippi, which makes for some great views. Not only that, but some of the parking spots are shaded in the afternoon, and I'd be willing to pay extra to not have a roasting-hot car when I get off work.
It was a treat to use that parking lot Monday evening so I was right near the Red Cross building for my platelet donation. My iron was high enough and I succeeded with my fifth for this year, yay!
Can't forget to mention that the implementation went great Saturday and also on Monday. Got a few little glitches to hunt down and try to stamp out, but overall the transition has been a huge success. What a relief!