Really no pictures on this post. I need to get in a better habit of blogging so going forward I cannot promise pictures.
So on Thursday, I got about a half mile from work and my back wheel broke. What I mean is that I first through one spoke, then the next, then the final spoke ripped out of the wheel puncturing the tube. Well this bike has really gone through it all. Over the last 3 years I have put over 10K miles on it. The seat post broke a year and a half ago, but I jerry-rigged it to work. The rear brakes no longer worked. Mind you I added 6 additional miles to my commute each day at the new house. This was a very nice Schwinn that my parents bought me at Target and it by far outlived its life 5K miles ago. It was a really good bike to start commuting.
That said, we have one car, so a bike is crucial part of how I commute to work. The great news was that we got the full deposit back from the previous house on Friday so it meant I could go bike shopping. After narrowing down the field from three bikes down to a Cannondale Quick 3 Carbon, I am set. And boy is it an nice ride. It has cut my travel time by 10 minutes.
Also we had a group over Saturday night for turkey dinner. It has been awhile since we have done this, the old house didn't really lend itself to having folks over. It was nice though. It was very encouraging to have everyone over. We played Catch Phrase and caught up. You can learn so much by having families over and it brings you so much closer to the congregation.
That's about it.....talk with everyone soon.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
So after meeting today we decided it was a beautiful time to do a hike on the hills near our new house. Since it wasn't too far, we decided we would walk there. Myles was very excited and was skipping down the sidewalk next to me. Well we only got two houses down until Myles' face met the end of the tailgate of one of our new neighbors.
The neighbor felt so bad. I felt bad, wishing a had a second quicker reflexes. It was a wonderful way to meet a new neighbor.
Well Myles has his first war wound story. Of all our kids, this is the first kid who needed stitches. Our area doesn't have many urgent cares so we drove over to Pleasant Hill. Our friends the Valvik's watched the girls. Myles knew what was going to happen, but we tried to keep him in a cheery mood.
Well the time came, he was strapped into the "Robot Bed". I held his head while the doctor gave him three stitches in each of the two cuts. He was such a trooper.
On the way home we picked him up ice cream and all is good. Good stories to come when he gets to school!!!