If on a weekend the wind chill is -5, or I look out the back window at two inches of rain, or out the front window at two feet of snow, what to do when I cannot ride?
I have at least four choices. 1) Work on making candles for Christmas luminaries 2) Work on the new ramp for the shed and 3) Read … and all of a sudden, I cannot remember number four….
I burn 60 to 70 candles each Christmas, so I have plenty of candles to make. I need to buy the lumber for the ramp. I have plenty of books and the recent copy of Bicycling mag to read. My work is cut out.
Over the past Fall I re-read the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (I found the second volume, The Little House On the Prairie, to be a gem.) I just recently finished The Walking Preacher Of the Ozarks by Guy Howard, a farmer from Iowa who as a result of family tragedy moved to Hickory County, Missouri, and started teaching and preaching in the 1930s and 40s.
I enjoy an occasional western or old novel, but usually stick to narrative history. I would like to find a book on ancient Rome or Napoleon… and even with the impending deterioration of the present good weather, I would also like to resume commuting next week. We will see.