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Convergence 
6th-Jul-2009 05:47 pm
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At present, my main non-home activities are work, church, small group, farmers market, soccer, and charles_hanon's band concerts. Half of those activities are scheduled to geographically converge in 2011.

Status quo

Status quo

Here's a rough map of work, band concerts, and the farmers market. The farmers market is about 1.5 miles northwest of where I work. Concerts have been happening all over the metro area, but most of them are about 6 miles west of where I work. About half of the summer concerts are on the other side of a building from where the farmers markets happen.

This is all in two suburbs on the north side of the city. It's relatively close together. I know this area pretty well.

Rumors

My Uninformed Idea

The city I work in is building a fancy performing arts center, and I think charles_hanon's band wants to call it home. I'm not sure if that's going to happen, but it would be pretty awesome if it did. It looks like it will be a very nice venue (politics aside). Assuming this happens, some of the summer concerts would be in the same spot, and the normal season concerts would likely be in the PAC, which is less than 0.5 miles northwest of the farmers market.

I've heard rumors that my company might be moving offices sometime, and one of the possible locations is in the same development that contains the PAC. So that puts my rumored office less than 0.25 miles from the PAC, and less than 1/2 mile from the farmers market.

This is quite a convergence.

Announcement

Village Green with annotations

At today's all-company meeting, a tentative announcement about where we're moving was made. It wasn't quite where I had imagined... it's about 0.25 miles northwest of the farmers market, and just south of a park that's just south of the PAC.

As if that weren't enough, the development is claiming that the farmers market and summer concerts will be moving to the park that sits between the PAC and my new office.

(In the photo at the left, the green box highlights the south edge of the PAC, and the orangish box highlights where my company is planning to move.)

If I didn't have to grow vegetables for the farmers market, it would be awfully convenient to pitch a tent and live on the green (while it's warm, at least).

I guess this way, when Oliver gets bored at the market, I can bring him upstairs and we can play video games... er, I mean, do our homeschool programming classes.

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