After getting up very early for me, it was decided to do some bike riding at the beach park. A nice parking spot next to the rest rooms was chosen. Sturdy Steed was unloaded and prepared for the assault. The riding was pleasant and a little breezy. One lap around the park is exactly two and a half miles on Steeds cyclometer. The roadway is sort of a Y with a loop at the end of one leg and just parking lot turnarounds on the other two legs. This is my first time to ride the park and it was actually very nice. There was about thirty old folks out walking.
By eight thirty am and only five miles, it was too hot and humid for me to continue safely. Sturdy Steed was put back in the Truck. With the AC doing a great job, it was about five minutes back to the Castle. Earlier starting times are needed during these days.
WOW that old fat man is moving good. More cabinets were unpacked and reorganized. There was a large mesh bag with pairs of socks in it. Now were did that come from? In the end, my normal sock box from the closet and the bag were both dumped out on the bed. Both piles were mercilessly gone through and any sock looking a little thin was discarded. Eighteen socks went to the garbage. There are still more socks than a person really ever needs. Some of them were from when the Castle was in the cold country. Three pair were kept for down here in case we get a hard winter of a night or two below 40.
Earlier today a trip with lots of stuff was made to the thrift shop here in town. The extra blankets, day pack for hiking, several Callaway golf clubs that are no use to me any more and a few other things like an anchor were all given to the young man at the unloading dock to sort. They will get some money from the items and help the group of churches that sponsors the shop.
Now there are empty places in the cabinets that will have to be considered for a solution before moving the Castle again. The items in the cabinets need to be secured to prevent damage on the roly-poly roads of this country.
After a flash of brilliance, the extra (since the boat seat is working well) dinette cushions were found a home. As my lazy body was lying on the jackknife sofa letting my mind try to figure out what to do with the cushions, it was noticed that if they could be squeezed under the sofa, they would fit well into the open area there. Just unscrew the four screws that hold the sofa in place. Slide the sofa forward about a foot. Insert the cushions between the sofa and the wall. Push the sofa back, Reinstall the screws. All done. Now the sofa cannot be laid flat to act as a two person bed. However it still does great duty as a lazy bum nap location.
On top of all that good luck, my leg that was infected is healing very well. The saltwater soakings did the trick, thank goodness.
After supper a nice walk at Memorial Park made for a fine finish of the sunlight. The temperatures seem to be easing a little in the evening. At eight pm it was only 89 instead of 94 or more. Lots of folks were out enjoying the less hot evening. The baseball fields had folks banging balls all over the place. The basketball courts had all the hopefuls shooting them hoops.
On the loop back by the turtle ponds, the sun was making nice views all through the trees. This one caught my attention and turned out pretty nice in my opinion.
By the time my path returned to the Truck, my body was sweating nicely without being so hot you want to pass out. This is good. A little exercise at the end of the day puts a fine finish on a day of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM