Monday, March 30, 2009
Folks, Friday was a great day. A wonderful day. A red letter day.
Why? Because three great things happened to me at once and that's unusual. Well, if you're a kid that's not unusual, but such fine days are hard to come by when you're an adult.
First of all, I got my new modem in a few days earlier. As I griped about just last week, my DSL modem up and died on me. I called AT&T about it and they said to expect a replacement modem on Wednesday. It arrived five days early, so I had my Internet access back. That's good news.
What else was in the mail? Why, my shiny, new bicycle! Yes, I had some money sitting in my PayPal account, thanks to my engaging in some of that mean ol' paid posting (I love the stuff). Rather than spend a bunch of cash on a great bicycle, I saved some money and found one that's decent -- a Kent Sierra Madre with an aluminum frame and a Shimano gear set.
I love the thing and I've truly appreciated the opportunity to learn just how out of shape I am. I'll be riding that thing quite a bit, I believe, and I'll let that paid posting money build up until I can figure out the exact bike I need and have the money to get it.
Ah, and my wife will be riding a bike with me. Why? I got a check in from my Epinions account and was able to buy her a dandy cruiser. Her bike has a coaster brake, no gears and she loves it. Soon we'll both be in shape, right? I had enough left over to grab my daughter a new softball bat and I got my son a bike to replace my old Schwinn Mag Scrambler that he'd been riding (truth be told, he likes the old Schwinn more, but at least he doesn't have to feel like he's peddling around on a hand-me-down).
All in all, Friday was a great day.