At the present rate of brick-exposing and paint-stripping and beam-uncovering, all old warehouses in all port cities will someday be thoroughly renovated as shopping areas that feature gourmet kitchen-supply shops and purveyors of hardwood toys and restaurants with names like the Purple Endive.
Life seems to be a series of upward and downward spirals. We are currently in one of the downward spirals. Our grandson got hit with the flu and is making his way through it. The vaccine was not a help for him. Our son is having troubles of his own, which we have to share. All this is a repeat of a series of bad things from past years. Our being aged and retired doesn't free us from being involved.