No gripes today. Kudos, instead.
First, I love love love the love shacks that artists and architects are building along Assiniboine River skating rink. That is exactly the kind of quirky, fun, cheap public thing a city with a fabulous art scene ought to be doing. Way to go, Forks folks. Top that, Ottawa.
Second, a water main broke on my street last night. It is a heartstopping thing for a relatively new homeowner when only gurgles of air come out of every tap in the house. It was a pretty serious break at the corner of Broadway and Langside -- neighbours told me an apartment building was badly flooded, along with a couple of businesses on Broadway. The corner was a big ice rink. The nice 311 guy warned us it could be 48 hours before we had water again, and I lay in bed half the night plotting a dreaded early morning trip to the Rady Centre or the Y for a shower and wondering how lame it would be to check in to the Holiday Inn for the weekend.
Instead, when my partner got up at 6 a.m., the water was back on. So, city crews must have been working all night in minus a bajillion to get the main fixed. I am very grateful and very impressed, and I hope the folks in the apartment building at the corner have water, too.