My car was due for an oil change and I took it to Eric’s Repair on Tuesday morning. It cost me $52 and their overall safety check showed no issues other than that the tags on my license plates were to expire this month. I had actually sent in the renewal shortly after I got it back in March, so when I got back home I checked online and saw that it was received, processed, and mailed to me on March 24 - but it was sent to the wrong address. I’m sure that I included a change of address but that was apparently overlooked. A trip to the DMV office in Burnsville yesterday got it all straightened out and I was in and out of there within 15 minutes.
While I was waiting for my oil change, I walked to the City Hall building and picked up a map of the Bloomington hiking and biking trails and since I had plenty of time, I walked through the galleries. There was a display by Leah Yellowbird in the main gallery that I really enjoyed. She does very intricate beadwork on canvas and detailed acrylic paintings.
There was also a gallery with art from local elementary school kids that was pretty amazing also.
It got warm enough that I could go outside and do some cleanup in the perennial garden along one side of our property that can be seen from my apartment. A couple of residents, Karen and Lee worked a lot out there last summer and it is in pretty good shape and needs just a bit of cleanup. The early bulbs like tulips and daffodils are just getting started this week. I also did some cleanup I. The front of our building. More to come, as I have volunteered to plant the flower pots out front too - that will probably happen next week.
Yesterday, after talking with my neighbor, Leslie, about Cinco de Mayo, we decided to go out for Mexican dinner and we went to Boca Chica in St Paul. It was nice to share a meal and have some good conversation.