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Bicycle Makeover!

Jul 12th, 2015

I posted a few weeks ago about my beautiful 1990 Peugeot road bike. Well, around that time, the chain started falling off – a good sign that it’s getting worn down and stretched out. So, I decided to take a stab at replacing it myself, something I’ve never done before. While I was at it, I decided it was time for new tires, as well….

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Garden Update – Jungle Status: Achieved

Jul 7th, 2015

Well, it’s been over a month since I’ve posted, so I guess that means it’s summer. Working outside in the garden, playing gigs with my band, and reading books on hot summer evenings have all taken priority over blog updates. But today, you get me. The garden has been doing really well! I’ve never single-handedly planned and planted a garden before, so I knew going…


My Awesome Bike

Jun 5th, 2015

Will you just look at this bike? I bought it five years ago from a guy on Craigslist, and in the past five years, I’ve loved it more than any bike I’ve ever owned. It’s a 1990 Peugeot. I bought it in well-loved condition, with the original parts, but decided to convert it to a single-speed. (Not a fixed gear; I can still coast on…

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Garden update – planted!

May 24th, 2015

This is the first year in many that I’ve been able to have a garden. Moving into a house, with a yard and long-term plans to stay, got me excited to start gardening. Over the past few weeks, I’ve kept myself busy planting flowers. There are pansies, marigolds, snapdragons, petunias, and impatiens, everywhere. (I have some sunflower seeds planted, too, that hopefully we’ll get to…