Friday, June 20, 2014


It was cool and a little foggy on Thursday morning, going into work. But the weatherman said it wouldn’t rain. And, it never did.

But it was cloudy all day until about 6:00 p.m.

I went to Time Out for lunch and had a bowl of potato and ham soup. One thing I gotta say, Joe (the cook) makes fantastic soups!

When I got home from work, I went out in the garage. It was time to start installing the front license plate on the bike. So, I put a wide strip of masking tape on the front fender.

Now, I do need to take the front wheel off (mostly to reach the nuts to tighten them). But I decided I could at least drill the pilot holes safely with the wheel on.

So, I used the actual license plate to mark the correct distance between the two holes. Then I used the dress-making tape from my sewing kit (so I could bend it easily around the fender) and marked the middle of the fender.

I only left about 3/8ths of an inch of a small drill sticking out from the chuck (so I wouldn’t hit the tire – that would be bad) and drilled the pilot holes. I stopped at that point.



I walked around the front yard and took a few photos. One of the fully blossomed clematis (for my Brother Carl) and one of the porch planter which is filling out nicely. The spirea is starting to blossom, but I decided to wait until more blooms have come.

Then I walked out back (without the camera) and checked out things. That damn Virginia creeper (that I had pulled off the wall) is back on the wall and busy choking everything in the rear garden out. I may have to get all medieval on it.

Back inside, I ate my boxed supper. Let me explain: A supplier came and had a meeting with some of the staff and there were several Jimmy John boxed lunches left over. So, I took one home. I snagged a turkey one (my favorite). Unfortunately, it had lettuce and not the optional sprouts on it and no cheese, but it was free!

So, I ate the sandwich and pickle for dinner (I already ate the chips at work, knowing the sandwich would fill me up) and had the chocolate chunk cookie for dessert.

I checked the TV menu and decided to go to Netflix and watch another Sherlock show before bedtime.


  1. Flowers are filling out nicely! Yard is looking good.
    question: Why do you need a front plate on a bike?

  2. Thanks! I don't "need" a front license plate, of course. It's just that the old British bikes (a least the ones in England and Europe) had them, so I "want" one as well.

  3. Well, I guess that settles that!!!!