My 17-year-old daughter got her learner’s permit a few weeks ago. I had avoided thinking about it until absolutely necessary, but there’s quite a bit of parental teaching expected in CA: 50 hours of driving experience before she can take the drivers’ license test. This phase of my own teenage life was hard on my parents (and on their car repair budget), so I need to take it seriously now.
So far she has driven around town to some appointments and yesterday we drove to church. The UU Fellowship of Sunnyvale is less than a mile from our home, if we were birds. However, the highway 85 is right in the way, and we have to go around it.
So far I’ve been pleased with the results. The church parking lot was completely empty on a Wednesday afternoon, and so she could practice parking the car centered between the lines and not hitting the concrete barrier at the front. A line of these parking spaces bordered on a building with doors that we had not looked at carefully before:
These doors open onto the Sunnyvale Fish Closet. This is a charitable organization that helps out families in need with food, clothing, and basic necessities, sponsored and staffed by more than 20 local churches. The clothes closet is open and accepts donations every Tuesday morning from 9 to 11 am. Look for the doors with the fish!
This post is a contribution to Norm 2.0’s Thursday Doors, a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.