Looking outside through our living room window I can no longer see the sun that greeted me everyday during the first few weeks of the month, instead I'm faced with a blanket of white snow encased in a solid layer of ice, growing increasingly thicker as the snow/rain mix falls at 20 degrees. Tomorrow is the day I finally can go get my bike, I had originally planned for my husband to drive me there and I was going to ride home. If I took main roads and the most direct way home that is a 5 mile trip, but in this foul weather it sounds like a nightmarish first ride and something to be avoided. Of course we could have tried to venture out in the vehicle and pick it up, but it won't fit in the back and we don't really have an appropriate roof rack, but maybe we can finagle something together. Either way, I refuse to let this snow and ice hold me back and that bike WILL be coming home with me sooner than later.
Oh yes, an update on the baby seat: The lovely people at Yuba tried to hunt down a Peanut Seat for me but the universe had other plans and my sweet boy will be bike seat less until the end of February. Never one to let the universe get the better of me, I was luckily able to track down an inexpensive used trailer through a local bike group that I recently joined. Now I just have to come up with a way of attaching it to my bike, a problem that only dawned on me last night. I've been pondering different approaches to this but I feel like I'm trying to put a puzzle together before I've seen the picture, so I think at this point until I get the trailer and the bike in front of me it's just too hard to figure out.
Next week I will be getting a parcel containing something far easier to install- my Go-Getter pannier bags and a pair of Running Boards I ordered from Yuba! I love getting packages in the mail and this will be far more exciting
than Jack's monthly diaper delivery from Amazon...unless you count the
months when I'm down to one diaper when I see the Fed-Ex guy pull up,
that's pretty thrilling too!