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Foliage, flooring and finds!

Posted Oct 07 2012 4:32pm

Finally! After 2 weeks, I was able to get on the bike.  Saturday was drizzly and blustery, so I had to wait until Sunday.  I knew a cold front was coming in, but I was going to ride to breakfast no matter what the temperature Sunday morning if it wasn’t raining.  Well, it was 41 degrees!

COLD!! I was wearing 3 layers to stay warm.  I let John sleep in, being the nice wife that I am,  because he had a very late poker night. It was a nice solo fall ride.

As I got closer to town, I saw some race volunteers and realized that the Glens Falls duathlon was today!

This is one of the races I have my eye on for next year.  5K run, 30K bike, 5k run.   They were setting up the run part.  There were a lot of volunteers, too, which is great!

The race wasn’t due to start for 30 minutes or so from when I was riding through, so I got to go on part of the course.  The fun thing?  As I was going through – the volunteers were cheering me on LOL!  That was the most fun breakfast ride I have ever had :D

I arrived at Coffee Planet ready for some coffee.  Don’t you love the big mug they have outside the shop?

I also got the great shot of the paper mill. That’s all steam coming up as the sun is trying to break through the clouds.

Toasty warm inside and all decorated for fall.

Just as I got there, I got a text from John that he was up, so he drove out to meet me for breakfast. Yay!

He just started a winter goatee, too.  Scruffy!

After breakfast, I continued my foliage ride.  Enjoy some photos:

I was so flipping happy to be on the bike, runny nose and all.

Wild asters:

Everyone is getting ready for Halloween. Even the businesses!

A little canal riding.

That was a nice 18 mile ride for the day.

John told me that my neighbors were setting up a garage sale when he left the house, so I headed right over there after I got back from my ride.  I got a wooden bench for the front porch:

Just needs a coat (or 2) of paint.  When I asked how much the bench was, they said $8!!!!  I didn’t even dicker, which I don’t really do anyway, but I tried not to get really excited.  I also got this little rocker for $3!!!

Also needs paint, but that’s cheap. Grand total of $11 today for 2 pieces of furniture. I got a total shopping high, too.  And free delivery as the neighbors carried the bench to my porch :D

We are now on the last room for flooring.  Emptying out the living room. The couch is now in the dining room.

This is Pixie’s ‘rub my belly’ pose.  She rolled over for belly rubs and got kind of stuck in the couch.  One thing about the floors?  They really brightened up the rooms, which were already pretty bright.  The sun bounces right off the floor.

This is not the final spot for the piano, obviously.  Need to put down shoe molding before it goes back in place.  Love, love, love so far.

Now if the Broncos win against the Patriots today, my Sunday will be just about perfect!

Pink item of the day: Mums!


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