The bitter end, or the end of bitter? My “Sliding Doors” moment awaits as April draws to a close.
Yesterday was an incredibly productive day. As I mentioned I took recycling to CHaRM, went to Dollar Tree, went to Target/CVS, and then drove to REI to pick up my new cycling computer. I also erected my small tent in the backyard and sprayed water repellent on the rain fly, and then opened up the frame for a pop up sans cover that I claimed from my neighbor’s curb.
The neighbor, who has moved, had a small farm too, and I have been claiming a lot of items, fencing and such, from their curb as they have cleaned house. The pop up may very well become a netted fruit cage in which I grow blackberries and raspberries. I have the space in WLF, but not sure that I have the necessary hours of sunshine due to surrounding trees.
After sitting around for awhile I drove to Decatur and did the CVS group ride. Four classifies as a group, right? Two’s a couple, Three’s one too many, and Four’s a group. Isn’t that how that goes? Okay there were really eight riders, but only four of us in the “A” group who made an incredibly circuitous eighteen-mile route around Midtown and back at nearly a 15mph pace. Afterward three of us — Stan, myself, and another guy — sat in the parking lot and drank a couple (2) beers and ate some nicely salted peanuts; You can take me out of the hash, but you cannot take the hasher out of me.
I was home around 9:30pm where I proceeded to eat some egg salad for a very later “dinner” before turning into bed.
Today will be another busy day. This morning I will dedicate myself to farm choring, as well as packing up my small tent. This afternoon I’m meeting my old friends at The Po Boy Shop. The Po Boy Shop has supplanted Benchwarmers as our “go to” place since there favorite bartender has moved to it.
Tomorrow I will be doing my normal Betsy walk in the morning, and the attending my annual Georgia Tech baseball game with my buddy Hank. The baseball game starts at 4:00pm, so Hank and I will probably meet up at Cypress Street Pint and Plate beforehand. It will feel like 2019 all over again. It’s crazy to think of the numerous places I have been since at least 2020.
On Sunday I am going to ride. My plan is to do at least fifty miles, solo. I want to have my new cycling computer installed by then with a route downloaded to it, and I am trying to figure out if I will ride Silver Comet, Silk Sheets, or drive up to Sosobee Cycling Park and do the Bud Plant 60. By BRAG I plan to be in incredible shape, not because I will need to be in order to ride BRAG, but because I need to be for my self confidence. I am old and will never look like a young person again, but I can counteract that a wee little bit if I am svelte.
I am trying to end the bitter.
Have a great weekend, and remain healthy.
I solved today’s Wordle in two attempts; my starter today was SHAFT. I feel as if I have gotten the shift this month, and it has finally paid off for Wordle.