It is Friday and things are going well. I haven’t been able to get into writing—though I started two poems—but today I finished a draft of the second poem and wrote an ending to the first poem (about Tracy). I also started an essay about my hollow and how others perceive it. That should be fun and I have a couple more ideas for essays so I am in good shape for my trip, writing wise.
I took a walk this morning at about 9:30 and it was already getting pretty hot. It was at least 99.7 on my thermometer at 2:30. The air conditioner worked very well, keeping the bedroom and the kitchen/living room at about 72, which is great. I rode my bike and did the weights and yoga and actually practiced my sax for 20 minutes.
Yesterday I picked berries for Kate and dropped them off. She was real busy so she couldn’t talk. George came over at 6:00 with his son Owen and they basically fished together so I really didn’t get to fish much (although I did get a nice rainbow trout by the rocks). I think they both had a good time and I’m glad I could accommodate them. I put the netting in the truck and cleaned out the three crates. I could get ready to leave in a few hours, though I won’t be leaving until Sunday.
I did try out a couple of bikes at Eastcoasters and somewhat to my surprise, they also make some noise so I think I am just going to go with my Dick’s bike when it is fixed.
I talked to Kelly briefly today and she will call this weekend to catch up. It was a good visit and I hope there are some good pictures of me with Lucia on the pony.
I talked to Rob and Noah is staying over a bit so he is very happy. I am so glad that Noah is acting better.