I went for a walk to survey the “Welcome to Downtown Edmonds” sign. The sign serves as a firewall between the politics of Seattle and here. I’m thinking about painting it so that it looks nice before it’s taken down. It really just needs paint and new hardware. On the way I found a campsite in the bush made from a piece of plastic and five or so Ed! umbrellas opened up and fashioned into a shelter. In the middle were all the trappings of a shooting gallery, but I didn’t paw thru to see if there any sharps. I waded in past the water run-off to survey what I could see. There are maybe 6-10 full trash bags in the woods and other debris scattered though out. I don’t have many days off from work, so I have to choose between painting a sign and cleaning up the refuse. Welcome to New Edmonds.