Day’?s Verse:
No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.
1 Cor 10:13

Patriotic FiretruckWalking to the bakery nearby this morning, I passed by a for-rent sign. As for-rent signs go, it followed the standard formula:

FOR RENT 1 Bedroom Apartment $900/mo
Included: Heat Hot Water Small Pets
[Phone number]

I entertained myself on the way home imagining renting that apartment, only to find it already inhabited by perhaps a family of hamsters, or maybe a few cats, or even one of the littler breeds of dogs—a Pomeranian, perhaps. I’ve never seen small pets as one of the included amenities to an apartment before.

In other more disappointing news, I took a MassBike-sponsored bike skills class this week that had a 2.5-hour in-class component Thursday evening (which I had already taken last April, but was forced through unfortunate circumstances to repeat), followed by a 4-hour-long on-bike component scheduled for Saturday morning. Accordingly, I dragged myself out of bed at 6:15 this morning, preparatory to riding my bike there starting at 7:30. Just in case, because a fairly heavy rain was falling, I checked my email. Sadly, I immediately noticed an email with this subject line:

CANCELLED – Bicycling Class cancelled today due to heavier rain

Granted, four hours of standing in the drizzling rain in a parking lot doesn’?t sound like loads of fun, and I can understand why they canceled it. Even so, I feel disappointed. I had just crawled miserably back into bed when the phone rang. The unlucky instructor was calling every student at 6:30 AM to make sure we knew not to appear in Waltham later that morning. I assured him I wouldn’?t be there, found out that I could take any other on-bike session to make up for it (I only have two choices, both of them an hour away from us in opposite directions), and went back to bed.

Then later in the morning I investigated—at two different bike shops, no less!—a possibility for my mountain bike that I would really, really like to happen, and found out that it’?s way too expensive for something not strictly necessary. Depressed, I came home and took a nap as the clouds cleared and the sun came out.

Good thing we’?re having scalloped potatoes for dinner, that’?s all I have to say.

KF quality

2 thoughts on “’Partment Perks

  1. I think the rental sign means that this apartment is actually the SPCA refuge for the now-abandoned pot-bellied pigs that were all the rage a few years ago as designer pets!

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