Tonight was the final Zoom class – whew! Done. You might be able to tell from this picture what might be coming next. Yes, I had a glass of champagne after the final sign-off at about 7 pm. Yes, my sewing machine sits nearby on the floor ready to finish the next sewing project.
Our Zoom moderator, William took this group photo:
This was the final Sunday office hours for Better on Bikes. Today we practiced a major bike route through the neighborhoods between Arena Blvd and San Juan Rd – if you want to get to the other side of I-5 or ride into Sacramento, you must use these streets.
One of the Better on Bikes participants asked for a one-on-one ride. Barbara and I had a nice 9-mile ride which was actually a pre-ride for a bike trail ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov 20. We discovered there’s still work to be done.
This is when you know you have really good friends. They are willing to get dirty and work hard to rake, scoop, and bag LOTS of walnuts on the ground. Justin had the trees shaken about a week ago and they’ve been drying in the sun and wind. Justin wanted to water one last time before the fall rains begin. No time to delay. Yesterday, Merrilyn helped – we got 40 grocery bags-ful. Today, Lucy helped – 48 bags + some sore muscles.
My garage floor:
And there are still 20 bags at Justin’s. Big thanks to Merrilyn and Lucy.
Another bonus, Lucy and Justin got to visit for a while! While we gathered walnuts, Justin was loading hay into the covered area behind Lucy, which used to provide shade for the pigs. These last 3 pigs will be butchered next week; temps have cooled so shade is no longer necessary.
Kirk made minestrone, Matt and Colleen brought bread, Sharon brought fudge. Everyone brought their own preferred beverage and it was chilly (by California standards) but so good to be out and visiting with neighbors.