Had a sudden attack of a bad stomach this morning and no clue what brought it on. Today marks one week since getting the second covid shot, but it’s unclear whether the tummy thing was related. It cleared up after an hour, and for most of the day I worked to the music of a concrete saw, a jackhammer (busting up concreted into smaller chunks), and lots of banging. The guys finished one window—it’s nearly as tall as me! Two more to go. They’re supposed to have the door in tomorrow, along with the retaining wall, which is now sitting in two palettes in my front yard. I guess the noise is a dress rehearsal for when they begin the basement work. I’m already planning for where else in the house I can go to work to avoid the saws and hammers.
When Hubby got home from work, we went to the library. I was going mad from the noise and vibrations. While he searched for books, I walked home along the bike path. But I made stop at Bar Taco for three small-bite tacos (fish, spicy chicken, and mushroom) and a bowl of black beans. I thought it was National Eat Anything You Want Day, so I thought I’d oblige; however, that day is tomorrow. Just getting a jumpstart. Obviously the old tums was feeling better.
It was the first time I’ve eaten inside a restaurant since March 2020. Only a couple other people were there. Reston Town Center was practically a ghost town, where once it was a bustling, crowded suburban district where you couldn’t find an open table for love nor money any day of the week between 5 and 8 PM. The lack of people not using the business real estate hasn’t put a damper on the two high rises going up. This place ain’t the sleepy little town it used to be when we moved here. Neither is where I came from, apparently. All reports are that houses are about as expensive in Montana now than they are here. When I first started looking for houses in Montana, I could get one for $37k. Of course interest rates were around 13%, but at $37k, that would still be cheaper then a house more than ten times that at 2.5% interest. (Or at least I think it would; I’m not good at math and I can’t be bothered to check my claim.)