O LORD, my strength and my fortress,
my refuge in time of distress,
to you the nations will come
from the ends of the earth…
What’s in sight? The end of several things:
Our tenure as long-term house-sitters!
Tonight is our last night house- and cat-sitting for one of my coworkers; we spent a full week at her house this time, but had three other 2-night stints before that. This experience has confirmed that we are most definitely not cat people.
My bike languishing unrepaired!
Yesterday I took Artemis to Elliott Bay Bicycles. They’re building me a new front fork, something steel, sturdy, able to handle fenders, disc brakes, and harsh treatment. I’m so excited to get moving on the repairs at long last!
Wrangling with Hertz and Oracle!
Yesterday I also talked to Hertz, and they’re writing me a check for about $1,400 for repairs, plus paying for the cost of a rental bike as long as my bike is out of commission. The check amount is right between the two estimates I got, so I consider that pretty fair and reasonable. It may not cover the full cost of repairs, but I’m also improving my bike a bit at the same time, which will somewhat increase the cost.
Next Tuesday, exactly 1 week, is the
all-important City Council meeting