Sunday, November 4, 2012
Day 309: Spared Some Change
After a hectic plane ride home due to a very exhausted, screaming 14-month old, we finally were able to make it home...only to find that someone had parked their car in our spot leaving us unable to park and enter our house. Luckily, a woman in our building was able to find the owner of the car so they could move it and we could put Isla to sleep (FINALLY!!) and relax a little bit before our work week begins tomorrow. When we stepped outside from the airport, we quickly noticed that we were no longer in Florida. It was pretty chilly before we left to go visit my sister, but I think being in 80 degree weather the past three days made me notice the cold even more. Whenever it gets super cold out, I am reminded of the peril that homeless people go through during the Chicago winters. I get really saddened that I don't own a high rise that would allow me to take everyone in off the streets. On our drive home, we got off the highway at our exit and as per usual, a homeless man was waiting at the stop light at the end of the exit holding a sign asking for some change. I usually don't carry cash or change on me, so most of the time I have to drive by the man who waits there (unless I have lunch or a snack). However, I remembered that we had to make change earlier in the day for parking meters. So today, for my random act of kindness, I spared some change for the man.