So, I’ve been busy — busy with the best and worst move of my life.
On the best side:
I adore our new neighborhood! We have beautiful tree-lined streets, bookstores, scores of antique shops, a dozen or more restaurants, two grocery stores, and several speciality shops within easy walking distance. J even picked up our dry cleaning on foot on Friday. Furthermore, we really are within biking distance of the museums, library, post office, and farmers’ markets. The people are friendly (how is it possible that people are friendlier in the heart of the city than in the ‘burbs?), and, what’s more, there are people like me living here. I really hope we can make some friends.
I bought a fabulous vintage Schwinn bicycle, painted red and named “Dorothy” by the man who refurbished her. She has a bell, a rear-view mirror, and even a basket on front. I promise to share photos soon.
Now this one’s big. Hold your breath. My husband has agreed to go look at a scooter I found on Craigslist. Shocking, no? Wait, here’s a photo:
And how about another?
Be still my heart. She’s a 2007 Stella, already decked out with a front and rear rack and a sissy back (I think that’s what that extra cushion thingy is called).
More to come…