A bit from yesterday and some from today as I remember.
Been spending quite a few nights at my old neighbors across the road from my old house. Yesterday AM I visited w/ Jennifer & her 85 yo mother while they made applesauce. I learned how it is made. Tasty.
Drove to a shop in Tim’s building near Audubon in N. Spokane as I remember he had quality hats. Score on a brown wool felt hat. Stylish as it grows on me. Picture forthcoming.
Fed Ex is scheduled to deliver my fork on Tuesday to Bicycle Butler and Arch allowed me a gentle ride. I drove to BB and hung in the parking lot awaiting Fed Ex. Tracking report stated out for delivery. Antsy. Plan is to get in a ride @ Riverside, drive back to BB for a shower, and then drive downtown to Vorphl Wing open house as per Dennis’ request. Fork was delivered, truck parked right next to me, I jumped out, and held the door open for the driver. Quick change act installing the refurbished fork. Big travel back. Push didn’t find a cause when they cleaned and checked it out, serviced it no charge.
Drove to 7 Mile @ Riverside in great cool fall weather. Geared up & headed out like a kid released from school. Kept effort in check sort of as I checked out Arch’s body work. Some pain but way less than what dropped me off the bikes. Tolerable. Wonderful bike and fun ride on non technical trails of Riverside.
Showered and in long pants, loafers, collared shirt under a sweater, matching dark socks, good to go made the open house. Met Dennis dressed in a gray suit. Richard Welch from work arrived. We were some of original Boeing Spokane associates as we were called, nice for “help”. Enjoyed his company. Drank several glasses of Chardonnay, tasty.
Spent late arrival @ neighbors.
Last night was chilly, started heater before i got for real out of bed. Todd’s Toddy coffee filter are in the store per the telephone message. Drive downtown. Stopped @ Value Village w/ hopes of finding a wool sport coat. Score on a tan, brown, black herringbone pattern wool coat. Stylish. For $4.99, oh, 20% discount to seniors…. yes I qualified. Dropped coat off @ dry cleaners. Picture forth coming.
Shopped REI for a pair of wet cold weather to supplement my open mesh hikers. Really sweated out the correct sizing. Bought a pair of cross trainers type shoe that will shed h2o & be warmer.
Arch worked some more strain counterstrain over some of old points. He said it is normal for a second session to turn off the muscle. I will ride tomorrow to learn the results.
Stopped @ Don’s, the cabinet maker, to use his drill to install a bracket to bed frame where the glued joint failed. Dropped off a six pack of beer for him.
Dirtbag camping down off Montgomery by the tracks. I stayed here previously. Loud trains of what frequency I forget.
Starting to plan route and rides down thru Idaho, should leave by middle of next week.