In fact Monday, I was enjoying my bike commute. It was relatively cool and lightly overcast, so the sun wasn't scorchingly hot and I was being all grateful about it. Then it started to sprinkle. And sprinkle turned to rain. Rain turned to downpour.
Long story short, I ended up with a new Pearl Izumi barrier jacket. Here it is, doesn't it make me look cute?
Okay, it's clearly not me in the photo, but my stunt double. I was too lazy to take a pic of the actual.
I got stranded at the bike shop during the storm. It wasn't letting up. The store had a clearance rack, and I was tired of waiting. Let it be known that I was fully in the market for such a jacket already, just hadn't got around to shopping! I hope the store doesn't think I'm some diva who just goes making raingear purchases willy nilly every time I get rained on! I expect this to last me 20+ years!
The remainder of the ride home was lovely under the protection of that jacket. But now, it'll probably never rain again.
Speaking of which, remember all that rain we got that turned our backyard into a swamp? Well, it's finally dried up enough for us to walk around back there without fear of alligator attacks. The result was the necessity for much weeding and trimming. Now, I must say, our backyard has never looked better. There's actually a lawn there now!
Also, with the swamp abatement, Magnum was able to resume work on the Great Wall. This to go along with the Great Weeds of China. Remember when Terri showed us her giant sunflowers? Same thing here, but totally not.
|Photo credit: Magnum|
(He made me put that or he would sue)
Okay, so there's still a bit more weeding to be done, namely in China's dog run. Poor girl's bathroom has shrunk.
But it's not all work and dirt, we managed some play and dirt this week by getting out for a bit of geocaching.
Meego's band camp came to a close yesterday and culminated in a little performance for the parents. I think they had a fun camp and are looking forward to the marching season. Meego had some nice featured bass grooves. I managed a grainy pic from behind the helicopter parent barrier.
|Nice bass solo!|
That kid must have cool parents