Foliage, flooring and finds!

Finally! After 2 weeks, I was able to get on the bike.  Saturday was drizzly and blustery, so I had to wait until Sunday.  I knew a cold front was coming in, but I was going to ride to breakfast no matter what the temperature Sunday morning if it wasn’t raining.  Well, it was 41 degrees!

COLD!! I was wearing 3 layers to stay warm.  I let John sleep in, being the nice wife that I am,  because he had a very late poker night. It was a nice solo fall ride.

As I got closer to town, I saw some race volunteers and realized that the Glens Falls duathlon was today!

This is one of the races I have my eye on for next year.  5K run, 30K bike, 5k run.   They were setting up the run part.  There were a lot of volunteers, too, which is great!

The race wasn’t due to start for 30 minutes or so from when I was riding through, so I got to go on part of the course.  The fun thing?  As I was going through – the volunteers were cheering me on LOL!  That was the most fun breakfast ride I have ever had 😀

I arrived at Coffee Planet ready for some coffee.  Don’t you love the big mug they have outside the shop?

I also got the great shot of the paper mill. That’s all steam coming up as the sun is trying to break through the clouds.

Toasty warm inside and all decorated for fall.

Just as I got there, I got a text from John that he was up, so he drove out to meet me for breakfast. Yay!

He just started a winter goatee, too.  Scruffy!

After breakfast, I continued my foliage ride.  Enjoy some photos:

I was so flipping happy to be on the bike, runny nose and all.

Wild asters:

Everyone is getting ready for Halloween. Even the businesses!

A little canal riding.

That was a nice 18 mile ride for the day.

John told me that my neighbors were setting up a garage sale when he left the house, so I headed right over there after I got back from my ride.  I got a wooden bench for the front porch:

Just needs a coat (or 2) of paint.  When I asked how much the bench was, they said $8!!!!  I didn’t even dicker, which I don’t really do anyway, but I tried not to get really excited.  I also got this little rocker for $3!!!

Also needs paint, but that’s cheap. Grand total of $11 today for 2 pieces of furniture. I got a total shopping high, too.  And free delivery as the neighbors carried the bench to my porch 😀

We are now on the last room for flooring.  Emptying out the living room. The couch is now in the dining room.

This is Pixie’s ‘rub my belly’ pose.  She rolled over for belly rubs and got kind of stuck in the couch.  One thing about the floors?  They really brightened up the rooms, which were already pretty bright.  The sun bounces right off the floor.

This is not the final spot for the piano, obviously.  Need to put down shoe molding before it goes back in place.  Love, love, love so far.

Now if the Broncos win against the Patriots today, my Sunday will be just about perfect!

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25 thoughts on “Foliage, flooring and finds!

  1. Anne

    Hi Lori,

    I love your blog–am from Mayfield (on Sacandaga Lake, not far from you) so your blog is like a letter from home. Had to comment–thought Pixie was a fur pelt thrown on the back of the couch. She’s cute!

    Anne

  2. Andra

    That is a fantastic rocker even for thrice the price! It was quite chilly here this morning, I wish I had put on my knit Red Sox cap rather than my ball cap. My ears were burning during our walk.
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    1. Lori Post author

      I know! I asked the price on the rocker after the bench and it was all I could do not to say “gimme-gimme-gimme” LOL! There is some nice detail on that doesn’t show up in the picture, either. I’ll have to show the after once I paint it. Possibly thinking glossy burgundy.

  3. Sandi

    Love that you got cheers on your bike ride, you deserve them 🙂
    We are putting laminate floors in our house right now too. Hubby is struggling with getting them right on the steps that go into our family room. He’s cheering for the broncos while he’s working on it. I should make him wear his broncos jersey while he watches the game, I got it for him when John Elway was playing.
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  4. Shelley B

    How fun to ride the course before the race! And I love the shot of the fall leaves on the ground with your front wheel and handlebars showing – just gorgeous.

    What fun you’ll have with your new furniture – you got a sweet deal on both. You always seem to have something brewing (haha, not always coffee, either!) and it will be great to see what you end up doing with them.
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  5. Julie K.

    Love the photo’s from your ride with the fall foliage and the seasonal pictures of your town. It all makes me want to come for a visit. You are a great ambassador for your home town and region!

  6. Taryl

    So beautiful! That fall weather and foliage is truly stunning!

    And can I give you a virtual high five for those furniture finds? DIRT CHEAP.

  7. Helen

    What great furniture finds – wow!

    I feel for you trying to get those last few rides in before the bike has to go on the trainer or up for the season. You ARE a nice wife to let him sleep in 😉
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  8. Jody - Fit at 54

    PIXIE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So friggin cute!!!! Is Boo at his new home & does he like it?

    What beautiful pics Lori – I so miss autumn! Not winter though! 😉 Pretty dang cold there & we are happy to just be in the 70’s after weeks & weeks of a heat wave! Maybe even some drizzle this week.

    Lobe the coffee shop too – such cute decor in small towns.. and great furniture finds! 🙂
    Jody – Fit at 54´s last blog post ..Gratitude & the Celebration of Life

  9. Ali @ Peaches and Football

    The bench is a great find and I’m sure once you sand and paint it up, it’s going to look amazing on your porch!! Glad you were able to get a decent bike ride in as well, that must have been a riot to bike through the course route like that. 🙂
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  10. Biz

    Love that John met up with you for breakfast! Yep, it was chilly this weekend, but I love how the trees look this time of year.

    If I ever did a race again, I’d definitely skip the triathlon – me and swimming don’t do too well together!
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  11. Joanne

    It was a chilly day for a ride but very pretty when the leaves are falling.
    There will be a Duathlon next April in Vernon that I have my eye on. Just have to get over the changing tire thing.

  12. Jody

    sorry about your Broncos….but hey the two pieces of furniture for $11 probably kept you on a nice high all day!

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