Day’s Verse:
Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
Matthew 6:28-29

In typical can-do fashion, Ian has overcome the original technical difficulties that plagued his recent computer purchases. He installed the new video card a while ago, having ordered a cable online, and today his replacement monitor arrived (at 6 pm, as late as we’ve ever gotten a UPS delivery — of course, just when you’re anxiously waiting!).
Ian & Monitors
The replacement monitor tested out perfectly and I quickly heard happy noises from Ian’s office. I figure I might as well write off seeing him for, oh, a few weeks until the shine wears off a bit.

Fortunately, our garden has unexpectedly produced a flower to keep me company while Ian’s gazing adoringly at his monitor.
Tulip

In unrelated news, I’m on the verge of being fed up with the whole long hair thing. My hair was flapping around behind me today as I test rode a Specialized Amira and I was about ready to chop it off right then. So I may not wait as long as RAMROD before cutting it all off. …Oh, yes, I was trying out a different bike. Not because I’m in the market — I’m not, although if anybody has a set of good wheels they want to part with, I might be interested — but because Dad was test-riding a Specialized Tarmac, and I wanted to keep him company. What better way than to try out the new race bike from Specialized? The bike is on par with Lucy, with slightly lower-end components. Overall I had a fun time riding it, and the power transfer when I stood up on the pedals was certainly something else, but I’m not ready to trade Lucy in yet.

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