Yes, yes, I know. It’s a beautiful day outside – why am I inside writing a blog post? ‘Cause I feel like it, that’s why. So there.
It really is a beautiful day. I picked up an apple fritter and bavarian cream-filled long john for Tim and me for breakfast (no judging – it’s a holiday weekend) and some coffee from Starbucks. We read the paper out on the back patio, and it was perfect – the birds were singing, the sun was shining, Lucent was peeing on my pepper pots. We retreated back to the house when the sun started to crest the roof-line, and I made some boiled eggs. We’re going on a bike ride today, so we need something more substantial than coffee and doughnuts. The eggs were delicious.
I don’t think I’ve mentioned this yet – Tim finally got road bike. He found it on Craigslist a couple weekends ago. It’s a Cannondale from the late 90s. It’s is in amazing shape – looks almost brand new. We bought it from a bike enthusiast in Bettendorf. He bought it from someone else, just because it was a good deal. He already has a dozen bikes, so he decided to sell it. Since we currently have no working way to transport bicycles, Tim rode it home. The seller recommended getting a hitch bike rack – said they are inexpensive and secure. I called the garage next to my office, and they want FOUR HUNDRED dollars to install a hitch – a hitch that only needs to be strong enough to hold two super-light bikes. I need to check around and see what other places charge. Tim and I have also discussed getting the Ranger in our garage operational again. For so many reasons, it would be nice to have a working truck.
Tim really likes the new wheels. I have to say, though, that he was much easier to keep up with when he was on his Hard Rock, and I was on my Avail. Now, he can just fly! It’s good for me, though – makes me work harder.
So, today I look forward to a great day of bicycling, evening out the tan line I accidentally got last weekend (we’re going to a wedding on Saturday, and I don’t want to look two-toned in my dress), maybe doing a little shopping, a little work, and maybe finally getting some Mexicana from Great River. Hopefully they are open today.
I hope you have an awesome Memorial Day weekend!