Fall arrived right on time yesterday with cool temperatures and brisk winds. It was downright chilly most of the day — a welcome change after a hot summer (and new-to-us humidity courtesy of Wisconsin). There are plenty of signs that the new season is upon us already.
I’m so excited to experience fall foliage in this part of the country! Spearfish Canyon in the Black Hills was always gorgeous…at least if you like the color gold. Out here, there should be a little more variety. Peak colors don’t hit for another few weeks yet, but we’re hoping to see some nice foliage up north this weekend.
Yesterday, I shared some photos of my workplace on Instagram.
The office is nicknamed the Gray Goose (no relation to the vodka) and, as I mentioned previously, was built at the turn of the century to serve as HQ for the Greene Bros. Leaf Tobacco House. Once upon a time, it even had a twin brother. Sadly, he was lost in a fire.
The Gray Goose sits on a small bluff overlooking downtown Janesville. It’s pretty unassuming from the outside, but the interior is another story. It resembles a Chicago loft complete with high ceilings, exposed original wood beams, and industrial ductwork. During renovation, every board was categorized and returned to its original location.
After posting that, one of my friends commented, You sure do find work in cool buildings! She’s not wrong. This is the third place I’ve worked that was a renovated historical building; the other two were former automobile dealerships (one in Camas, WA; the other in Rapid City). All three buildings could be classified as “industrial chic.”
I guess you could say finding cool old buildings is my superpower.
Fat lot of good that does me. Personally, I’d rather be able to fly or turn invisible.
What would your ideal superpower be?