Unidentified Non Flying Objects

Oh, not the lucky-shuckyal beeceeclette. I mean I’m sure it CAN fly but I hope it doesn’t!

Yes, so THIS was what was in the BIG BOX (not a Ferrari). it took some doing to unbox it and then even more doing to break up the box and accompanying styrofoam. Both our garbage and recycle carts are gonna be FULL this week. I don’t think styrofoam is recyclable, at least not at the moment and it doesn’t go in the cart EVER. There are places that take bubble wrap (there was some of that too).

The idea is that he’ll be able to “spot” this bike when he takes long (like 25 mile) trail hikes so he can go one way and then ‘lectro-bike back to the car. Yes, some of us have some reservations about this plan but he’s an adult and he does have a helmet. Anyway, this is his bday month so I guess this is his bday present. I suppose it’s better than the TWO identical coffee grinders he got last year (it was a pandemic shopping error on the part of the company, not meeee (for once)). But probably not better than the empty peanut butter jar he salvaged out at the geology center.

Alas, Lectro Bike did not arrive in perfect condition. A small plastic part that has something to do with the battery broke immediately and he spent all day getting it to run via a “work-around”, as we say in the web dev world. Fortunately it has a warranty and the company has been responsive so a fix is in the works. But he did ride it down to the river and back today.

The UNFOs? I cleaned out my junk drawer today! Yay! What a mess. I wish I had before/after pics. Some things (non-working pens, etc.) were unceremoniously thrown out and others were returned to their “proper” homes (like how many spools of thread do you have in YOUR junk drawer?). Mine is mainly an office supply drawer at this point. Except that I don’t really need office supplies much any more. Somehow I can’t seem to get rid of old 1st National Bank of Sault Ste. Siberia rulers… And then there were items I couldn’t identify…

I interrupted this for a while to do porterzoomation. At the end of the zoom call, I received bad news from my beloved cousin Teri’s daughter that she passed away this morning. She had been fighting a long-term illness for a couple years but one she hoped to beat. That’s about all for now. I’m okay but processing so maybe I’ll be able to put my thoughts into words tomorrow.

6 Responses to “Unidentified Non Flying Objects”

  1. Isa Says:

    I have a growing stash of peanut butter jars with tmotu written all over them…

  2. Jay Says:

    When I was in A2 I gathered most of several boxes of spools to give away somewhere. I kept a small box of blue, black and white for Dad’s mending and buttons.

  3. Margaret Says:

    So sorry about the cousin. John has two e-bikes, although they are Rad ones. And they ARE rad! Hope the GG enjoys his new ride.

  4. l4827 Says:

    Sorry to hear of Teri’s passing.

  5. Pooh Says:

    I’ve been emptying spools of thread like crazy with my Free-Motion Quilting. Mark bought new shoelaces b/c one had broken and I asked for the other old one. I put the thread spools on the shoelace, and was going to give them to my favorite cat lady. Now that CRAB (Corwin, Ray and Becca) are coming to visit, I’m going to hold onto them for Corwin.

    Tell Bill he should get a bike lock, if he doesn’t already have one.

    I’m really to hear that Teri lost her battle. Was she older than you?

  6. Pooh Says:

    Keep the 1st National Bank Rulers! There’s a yardstick at the cabin that may be older than us. I believe it is Cowan Brothers Hardware. I have a wooden ruler in the sewing room that has DANNY written on the back – probably from early elementary, judging by the hand writing.

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