Monday, July 18, 2011


Went out for a ride today and took a sauna instead. When one can taste the air, you know it's hot and humid. To add insult to injury, I walked to the post office this afternoon, a mere mile and half round trip, and had to shower again. Sheesh! A cold Twilight on the porch this evening is going to make it all worthwhile.

It appears that I'll have time to catch up on some of those base miles I missed out on this spring. I've been laid off from my job after a little over a year's service. Not to worry, the Mrs. is gainfully employed and I will draw unemployment until things pick back up. Or I land a different job. I'm thinking the latter.

At least I've dropped enough poundage to be comfortable on my road bike again. Though I love my new 29er mtb, I'm still a roadie at heart. Most days, that is. The other day, I cruised down to the harbor, then took the lake walk all the way to 60th Ave East, continuing up the shore to Knife River. A very nice route with low traffic during the week. Nice.


Tim D said...

Sorry to hear about the job, hope something works out. We're laying off people again, I should be OK but people I've worked with for 20 years will be going. The manager of the worst hit area was nearly in tears when he was telling me. Times are hard. The daft thing is I'm absolutely swamped with work and can't recruit skilled people.

Boz said...

Yes, it's a mess. Cost cutting is what I was told, though we were very busy. The poor guys I worked with now have a huge work load w/ the same pay. No wonder there's so much burn-out in the service business.