Have you ever had one of those days on your bike when something so small and mundane makes you feel like the biggest idiot? No? Well, I have.
On February 4th we headed out on the bikes to ride to coffee and then to Costco. A little ways up the road I noticed a blue light on Max's dash was lit up.
|(Blue Light Special)|
A short conversation through the radios with Troubadour went a little like this:
Me: "There is a blue light on my dash and I don't think I've seen it lit up before."
Me: "A blue light is lit up on my dash and I don't know why."
Troubadour: Says as he chuckles: "Ummm, I think your high beam switch is on."
Me: "Doh! That was it." sigh
Some days I just feel like an ass, lol. Mind you I don't ride at night, so in the year I've had Max I don't think I've ever had the high beam on. In the car a blue light means the engine is cold. I wasn't even thinking of the damn headlight.
Troubadour is doing his instructor training this weekend so I rode to coffee solo. You can be damn sure I checked to see if my high beam switch was off before I left the driveway.
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I came back after coffee and did a few hours of yard clean up. The day turned out to be beautiful and 56˚F. A rare treat for this time of year.
Later this afternoon I decided to walk a mile South to Bi-Mart to see if they had some rubber covers for the bottom of the bar stool legs. Last weekend we got the rest of the cork down in all but the spare room and closets (pics in future post). We have felt pads for the bottoms of the dining chairs, table legs and living room furniture but I forgot to buy the rubber feet for the stools.
I remembered to take the camera and I am glad that I did. There was blue sky to the East but looking West were gorgeous clouds. Martha over at Living Among Tourists has given me a new appreciation for looking at the sky.
On my way back I cut through a field that has a paved walking path. While admiring the clouds again I noticed their reflection in a puddle and couldn't resist another picture.
I meandered the rest of the way home. Taking my time and enjoying the sun. When I arrived home I realized something else had been enjoying the sun too - the daffodils were now blooming.
- Au Revoir
" Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray." - Lord Byron.