Jeremy posted a comment on the floor fire which reminded me that I had failed to share a good story. Two Saturdays ago I got a voicemail message from Jerry LaSuer. Here's the transcription from Google Voice:
Hey Wade, it's your nosy neighbor, Jerry, from across the street. It is, oh, 8:15 or something like that and I was just going by your building over there and inside they're using flames to burn something off the floor and, I don't know, I'm just being nosy and just letting you know that. You probably know that and it's probably all fine, but just in case, it seemed like, oh I don't know, I just didn't want your building to burn. So that's all. Just telling you that. No need to call me back but I'll keep watching over there. Talk to you later. Bye.
I was interested in the building not burning down, myself, so I ran next door to check on it. Turns out there was just some red goo on the floor that was being stubborn and they had used a controlled burn to remove it. Wish I had a picture!
The main thing I love about living in the Loft District is the sense of community. Everybody knows everybody else and we all take care of each other. Thanks, Jerry!