Posts Tagged "on the way to work"

Elevator Certificates of Inspection

On the way in to work today, I noticed that the posted elevator inspection form was actually a “Conditional Certificate of Inspection.” I’m sure there’s no real danger here, but seeing the word CONDITIONAL in uppercase (and repeated at least four times) made me a little wary.

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Flooding and a Fixed Water Pipe

I walked over near Treasure Island on the way to work this morning, wondering if I’d see any of the water/flooding that my neighbor Betsy had posted about, online (last night, she had posted some
amazing
videos of a hydrant that had been intentionally opened). My guess was that this was done as part of the pipe work we
saw the other day.

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Uncovering an Enormous Water Pipe

We stopped and asked one of the workers a few questions, and learned that this was a “feeder” pipe, destined for the far suburbs. Smaller water pipes feed the houses in the area, but this guy… apparently transports water out beyond Chicago. And something with the emergency shutoff valve here was broken, or it didn’t work… and it had to be replaced.

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Be Happy

From the looks of it, this was done by the same hand (looking at how the H and Y are shaped). But it did make me wonder if the inscriptions happened at the same time, or over the course of different days.

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The Bare Minimum

Either way, it felt like a sign of laziness – and it made me smile. The rest of my walk to the train, all I could imagine was someone saying to themselves “Eff it, I’m staying home.”

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Halfway There

On my way to work, I stopped at Wabash and Randolph and caught some CTA workers painting the El tracks overhead. At first glance, all I caught was the crane in the middle of the street… but after a few moments, I realized the entire structure was in a state of flux: half painted, half unpainted.

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Snowfall, Leaffall

The snow that was falling wasn’t quite hail, but ticked on the roof and windshield of the car. So I knew each bit carried a bit of weight.

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Mysterious Warning

Drove in to work today, and used a parking lot nearby. As I was taking the elevator down to the ground floor, I noticed this sign – warning about the second floor.

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The Vacant Wreck

On my way in to work today, I saw this car just sitting in the street – a few feet from the front of my office. It was in the wrong lane, pointed at oncoming traffic.

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