When the Pedal Up Natomas riders arrived back at our starting point around 11 am and we were getting ready to go our separate ways, one of them pointed to a window on my car … broken.
They left almost everything but took two voice amplifiers that belonged to Jibe.
Unfortunately, Cindy who volunteered to ride with us today, was also a victim. Three windows broken and damage to one door.
The local security company took a report, we both filed reports online with the police department and contacted our insurance companies. Repairs are next. Expletives have not been included in this blog post.
On Wednesday, I went to an open house presentation by the developers of a large parcel of land along the freeway primarily impacting the residents who live in Westlake but also a frequent route for some of our bike rides. At the Metro Air Parkway overdressing, two hotels + restaurants are planned.
A long complicated process over the next 1 1/2 years. Becky Heieck from Jibe at left (she stepped out of my frame at the last second).
On Monday morning I drove, first to Adrienne’s to pick up a new batch of Joe Pickett books, and then to Maria’s in Penn Valley. She made a great lunch and we visited all afternoon.
We went to the clubhouse to watch Monday Night Football, had a great meal and great conversation with friends Joy and Penelope … so much fun that I didn’t even think about taking a picture … until the next morning as I drove home in a pretty good rainstorm. Hurray for California.
So much fun. Thank you Maria! And … what a surprise I found when I opened this box:
Maria sent me home with a jigsaw puzzle, which I promptly dumped onto a kitchen counter. Omg – big chunks of put-together puzzle pieces and a baggie with all the edges. This will save me a lot of time. I never do this when I pass on a puzzle. In fact, I’m quite careful to separate every single puzzle piece before it goes back in the box.
Becky Garrow invited me to join her in a short presentation about adaptive bicycling and the basics to get started to a support group whose participants have young-onset Parkinson’s. We met at a church in Carmichael.