Our bricks & mortar shop is on the south side of a fairly large, mostly old-industrial type building. Sometimes you don’t really think about the rest of the building, or at least I don’t, because we have direct access to the outside – our doors to the apartment and the shop open directly outside, as opposed to into a hall – but the building is huge.
Since the cool weather has started coming in, and since Caleb has proven to be his own sort of adventurer, we’ve taken to walks through the halls of the building, which has been a lot of fun.
The whole building is a bit of a maze, with floors and half floors, and ramps, and stairways that go nowhere and angled hallways and you never really know where you’re going to end up. It’s not very logically organized here (as you may know, if you’ve ever had trouble finding the shop…). Even though the building is shaped like a rectangle, the hallways go everywhere, and there have been a few times we’ve ended up outside without knowing how.
Caleb is making all sorts of friends, because he sticks out a bit here – in the building there are a lot of workshops for furniture building or machining, a few offices and some studios, but not too many families.
Caleb is curious, but also a bit shy, so he’ll stand in the hall and stare in, watching as people cut wood or type away in their office, and sometimes they’ll look up to see him, a little guy just wandering around.