This was the second week of a two week vacation. I had planned, in the two weeks, to spend a couple days on a bike ride out toward Batavia and Rochester, then Elaine and I were going to take a trip to NYC and Washington, DC. Well...I did neither of those. Instead, we bought a house. Yep, we're moving back to East Aurora/Elma. Actually the house is in Elma with an East Aurora mailing address.
We are not buying on contingency of selling our current house, but as I really don't think paying two mortgages is best for us right now, we spent all this second week of my vacation getting the current house ready to sell. Our plan is to stay in the current house and spend a little time tweaking the new house before we move in.
I did spend a lot of time on photography though, and it was profitable.
This shot from below the Oak Street off ramp downtown was shot early on Friday morning. I was right next to the City Mission and under the ramp overpass I found a couple sleeping on cardboard boxes sharing an old dirty blanket with Old Milwaukee Beer cans scattered all around. One of the other guys on the street said those two were going to sleep through the breakfast at the City Mission if they didn't get up soon. Not only are they homeless and jobless, but can't get up in time for a free breakfast at the City Mission. I sometimes find it hard to sympathize.
Still, I consider myself very lucky and know, but by the grace of God, that could be me, and I do owe something toward the assistance of these folks.