This is what School 16 in Albany, just across the street from the Ellenbogan house and visible wheen I leave the house each morning, looked like at the end of June:
But because it's 99 years old, difficult to make accessible, etc., etc., it started looking like:
Now it's gone, save for the rubble.
It's good that Lydia will be going to a new school. The district is rebuilding and expect to be done by January 2007.
The problem I 've been having lately, ever since the first part of the demolition, is that I can TASTE it. I know they did asbestos remediation in mid-June, before the deconstruction. But the dust or mold or whatever that's been released was so bad that we have ceased taking Lydia for a walk.
I know progress is messy, but does it have to burn my throat? And my nose?
Suicide is not painless
15 hours ago