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|Tue, 04-02-2013 - 9:42am|
was a busy day-a costly (but in a good way)day.
Of course, the end of the month/beginning of a new month-time to get groceries. Easy because 'our' RN was off from her full-time school job (it was a school holiday here). But we also went to look at mattresses-time for a new one. Well, our 'looking' went well-they deliver the new one on Thursday. Living in the boonies-delivery only happens once a week or so.
But the BIG news is that I am getting a new bike. Apologies to all who are fit & into biking (Elspeth?)-but having a bike with gears & hand brakes is very confusing to my simple, old brain. I can never figure out what gear I am to be in-& if I need to stop, I pedal backwards first-then thing "Oh <expletive>" & try to squeeze both hands at once or put my feet down. Usually the latter, I admit. But Coaster bikes are returning-for the simple minded like me? As I was looking & admiring them-a nice older salesman said to me-"You know if you get it, you won't be easily going up hills?" He's kidding, right? My currrent method of going up-hills is the old fashioned one-feet down & walking, pushing the bike with me. (remember-the gears confuse me)Mike is picking up my new bike today-with all those groceries in the back of the van, no way we could manage a bike too. Besides-they assembled it & will make sure everything is securely tightened in 'the shop'.
So what to do with the old bike? We could list it on Kijii-but first I offered it to the lady across the road-mother to the 2 girls I "borrow" regularily to craft with-we made chocolates for Easter. Kim was grateful but had one stipulation-we shall bike together a few evenings a week. I agreed-but got off the phone & thought "Am I insane? She's 20 years younger than me!" Oh well-once this latest cold snap ends-I guess we will give it a try!
And to continue 'nester's theme-the rest of the week isn't too bad. Community Living today-I drive Adam in & then go to the other building to do my volunteer thing (today-knitting & personalizing knitting bags with paints, etc). Thursday the new mattress comes & the old one will be taken out-so I'll strip the bed before I go for my Mammogram. Ever try to explain what that is to someone with Adam's intellect?-Mike went into great detail, Adam went pale & looks at me with amazement now! And Friday, he will be at community living-& we have a meeting there to plan his next year & to renew their "Emergency Plans" if something untoward happens when Adam is there. And BTW-my mammogram is booked for 10:31. Not 10:30 or 10:35-but 10:31. I'd say it was a typo-but I remember working with the dr who now runs the place-& I believe it is 10:31.