I took it with me to school today and then after classes, I went grocery shopping. I had a bag full in my basket and a ton of weight in my back pack. Then I rode/walked it up the hill to home. I made it part way and then had to get off. I had almost waited too long because my legs almost gave out when I got off. I am definitely not used to bike riding anymore.
|My lovely new bicycle. She needs a name.|
Current weather: rain off and on and temperatures from 8˚C (46˚F) to 14˚C (57˚F). I am most certainly not in Los Angeles anymore!
I remember the first time that I was sitting at home and heard what sounded like gun fire. It went on and on for quite awhile. I ran all kinds of scenarios through my head trying to figure out what it could possibly be. I have a wooded area across the road and I am in the country so I thought that maybe it could be hunters but I couldn't imagine what they would be hunting as there is no wildlife here to speak of. I even wondered if there was a slaughter house nearby. I finally figured it out. It is the military practicing. We have a military base here in town and I have noticed that there are a lot of their vehicles that go down a road that is nearby and that the road turns in the direction of somewhere behind the woods.
This week there was a new machine, to me, used in the yard maintenance. It was so loud that I had to look out my window to see what was going on. I found the gardener pushing around this large machine. After he made his second pass down the sidewalk with it, I realized that it was a machine to do the sweeping. I can see the reason for it as we have a lot of sidewalk here that would take a long time to clean with an old-fashioned broom. I think it is noisier than a leaf blower though. He was wearing hearing protection while doing it.
|A most serious broom.|