It’s no surprise that I was completely spent early last night, it was an action-packed weekend for me.
Friday was relaxed and chill. I spent the afternoon working in WLF and the evening hanging around a small fire, drinking beer. Bonnie came by and brought some veggie burgers and buns, and we grilled out dinner. It’s a pity that none of the lettuce nor tomatoes in WLF were ready to eat on our burgers.
I was elated to find some turnips have emerged in one of WLF’s raised beds! ðŸŽ‰ Now to figure out how I want to cook them…
I was up and at it early on Saturday morning with a trip to Lowe’s for yet more compost and manure. I couldn’t get my mind straight about what rebar I wanted so I passed on that for the time being. After Lowe’s I joined Betsy at Bonnie’s house where we were served coffee and breakfast before walking around Glenwood Park during its annual multi-family garage sale. We shouldn’t have dilly dallied as much as we did, but we all managed to come away with things. I considered myself to be the victor because most of what I picked up was free to me! ðŸŽ‰ I got the base for a planter that was in a recycling bin (itâ€™s ceramic, so I don’t think it’s recyclable), a stack of plastic pots that were on a garbage bin, and a brand new basket/drawer for an Elfa shelf system.
After the yard sale we wandered to get lunch at OK Yaki, a relatively new restaurant on Moreland, and followed that with ice cream from Morelli’s. ðŸŽ‰
Saturday evening saw Bonnie and me driving down to Newnan to attend a party at Bonnie’s friend’s house. While most people danced inside I built a large fire in their fire pit in the backyard and relaxed. Bonnie’s friend put us up for the evening, yay for vaccinations! ðŸŽ‰
Yesterday it was Bonnie’s turn to drive, taking us up to Bob’s Wheelhopper trail. I had high hopes for my riding which were quickly dashed by trails that are above my pay grade. I hiked a bike. I started having difficulty unclipping and had a few scares. I had a low-speed spill into weeds, and probably poison ivy. And then my fun ended and Wee Little Hulk emerged. At the beer stop I bailed on riding more trail and rode roads back to the start. Bob, it’s not you, it’s me… but you knew that. ðŸ˜‚ It was an excellent trail for riders with skill and kudos to Bonnie for not being as childish as I am and completing it! ðŸ™ŒðŸ¼
Back at the ITP Estate I baked a pizza, ate half, and then passed out.
Another busy day for me today. I want to skip Moonlight tonight, but I may need to make an appearance to return Sani’s hoodie that she left at the end of my hash last Monday night. We’ll see.
Going to be a week of change, stay tunedâ€¦
Hope your weekend was ðŸ’¯ and that you are remaining healthy.
Oh yeah, now once again on the brink of their first ever relegation out of the top level Bundesliga, my beloved Werder Bremen fired their coach this weekend. While I respect the man and think he’s a good coach, his team didn’t do enough to keep him employed. I just hope it’s not too late to save the season…
Friday, after topping off my tank, headed to meet with the Po po at Stone Mountain. They like our plans and will be able to work with them. Made a stop a WLF to pass off the angle grinder. It’s amazing how much you have done, Paulie. It was a brief stop at WLF, as I had to rush home to assist Debbie in loading Daisy and Tanner for a weekend at the clinic. I didn’t realize Daisy had a date with the baby daddy!! Hopefully baby number 2 is now under construction.
For some strange reason, I decided to go for a RUN on Saturday. I believe this is the first run in at least 6 months, maybe more. The whole 2 miles had 5 or 6 walk breaks, but I wasn’t displeased, considering.
Sunday was a great Wheelhopper. Bob’s trail was a challenge on my CX bike, but except for some shifting issues and one slight tumble, I thought I held up OK. The shifting issues made me cut trail short, but it was still a good day. Nice to see Laura and Travis. I was pretty much cooked by the time I got home and did little but eat and crash. I do have a small goose egg from my unscheduled landing, but it isn’t really painful. And no PI to speak of.
Sorry I didnâ€™t get to see you more. I didnâ€™t realize youâ€™d be gone when I got in. I ride slooow! My watch said I did 13 miles and rode 4.5 MPH average.
That was a tough trail and you are new to this, so I know it was a challenge. Sorry I didn’t at least say goodbye…
To say Iâ€™m exhausted would be an understatement. My allergies/sinuses are still a bother. Good thing all I have to do today is plan and pack for a camping trip that I embark on tomorrow.
Envious of your mid-week camping excursion. Have a great time, take photos!
I *might* bring my cameraâ€¦ ðŸ¤£
Bonnie- where are you going camping?
Hiking Providence Canyon but staying at Florence Marina, because the husband *needs* a campsite with a shower. ðŸ˜‚
And, this will be the first time the husband has camped since the Boy Scoutsâ€¦ It will be a trial run. ðŸ˜
I like a campsite with a shower, I understand that. Especially if thereâ€™s exercise involved.
Sounds like tough WH trail, Sal said the same thing.
Maybe Iâ€™m not bummed I missed it.
We had a relaxing day for out last full day in AZ. Met up with Jammies & his wife Vero for brunch – so fun to see old hashing friends. Then spent the afternoon in the pool, it was only 91, and there was a nice little breeze, it was surprisingly pleasant.
Flight is at 1pm, land about 7:45 if all goes as planned.
Happy to see you all out on my trail. I guess I take the trails for granted since I ride them all the time. They are not really beginner trails. However, you guys came out and rode what you rode, I call that a win!
Great times were had and since I left the house at 9AM and didn’t get home till 7PM I was also cooked. I think I passed out on the couch by 9:30.
Sunday Fun Day rides are not as grueling and there are more beer stops. You will have to come up for one of those 🙂
It really was a nice trail and overall it wasnâ€™t that hard (when taken slow ðŸ˜), there was just a LOT of on-and-off the bike for me because I canâ€™t bunny hop logs and obstacles, and that kind of takes a toll. And I couldnâ€™t get up much speed because Iâ€™m extra slow around tight turns and then I couldn’t complete the hill or whatever as you come out of the turns. And like I said in trail trial, I hiked a bike a lot as my confidence level was about zero yesterday; I probably couldâ€™ve rode more if I had been in a better state of mind. And my allergies really zapped my strength and stamina.
After hike-a-biking more than I wanted (the boulders under the overpass were a challenge too), I finally started getting a little confidence on the flatter sections and paid for it when I fell because I didn’t have enough speed to get over four tree roots. When push comes to shove, I’m a roadie. Give me fifty miles of road over ten miles of trail any day! ðŸ˜
Twelve bags of yard waste taken by CoA. ðŸŽ‰
I really wish dog owners would stop leaving bags of shit in my trash can. The City doesn’t exactly try to get the bag out of the bottom, therefore I have to deal with it.
And had I known it was in the can I *could* have put it into the larger bag the City did take. Now, I’m either stuck with it for a week, or have to toss it into a City trashcan on Flat Shoals, which is what I think that I am going to do right now…
Job done! I feel better, and got a smidgeon of exercise in the process.
Or, put in your neighbors trash can.
Very nice of you to take it somewhere proper.
At the Phx airport, eta to Atlanta 7:45pm.
It will be nice to be home, but we did have a great visit with my sister & family, and vacation too.
Iâ€™ve had no drive today. I am logy and all I want to do is lie down and watch TV. There are chores that need to be done!