We have had a bit of warm up around here this week. It’s been quite mild and we have been able to squeeze in some riding. All riding is gravy riding from here until the bikes come in for the winter.  Today after the rain cleared, I headed out for a 10 mile ride before lunch. Good to clear my head from work.


Oopsie, got diverted!


They were ripping up the path on either side of the road it crosses over. Probably for utilities or something. Detoured for a ways and got back on.


Kind of a damp morning for riding, but it was 58 degrees and you can’t beat that for later in October!

Other diversions:

I did a little door flipping on the side.  Someone put this old door out for free at the curb. John and I picked it up and I sold it to someone on my vintage list for $30 (they eat that old chippy stuff up). Love to make a little scratch from someone’s unwanted stuff!  And it didn’t end up in the landfill. Win-win all around!



I joined a 365 photo group on FB that Fran and Roz are part of. This is my favorite shot this month for the prompt Scales:



I am sure anyone watching me lay on the floor by my guitar shooting macro would have been amused.

My window feeder has been attracting a ton of birds. I got some nice close up shots of them.

The chickadee:


And the Titmouse:


This winter I will put some different seed in there along with the safflower and see what else comes. I had other seed in there before, but the squirrels managed to climb their way up the side of the house and eat it!

Making progress on the downstairs utility sink area.  The carpeting is removed – all old framing removing and now it is ready for new framing and the new plumbing lines:


The sink is on order and we will be putting down vinyl click ‘n lock plank flooring (looks like wood). Eventually we will do the whole rest of the basement in that flooring, but it’s too big for us to afford to do that right now. Next step is framing for the new back wall. John has been doing most of this work, which I appreciate very much.

And finally – Today’s pink item: The flowers on my new gloves:


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13 thoughts on “Diversions

  1. Kim

    Oooo, scales is a great word… Do re mi fa sol la to do, or the dreaded weight measurement kind, or fish scales.

    1. Lori Post author

      There were so many great takes on that prompt, too. Actually all of the prompts. It’s a very creative group.

  2. Helen

    Squirrels!! Do you know those suckers dig into my patio pots all the time? I’ve even had them uproot a plant because they were digging so much.

    We have been blessed with a very mild fall although now the weather folks are fussing about the drought. Temps have slid downward here today, just as I was hoping the warmer stuff would hold until the weekend. Oh well!
    Helen´s last blog post ..Fall Frolic, Part 2

    1. Lori Post author

      Yes – they dig whenever I put something new in the ground as well, so if I plant a new plant or bury bulbs, they will dig the freshly moved dirt. Rodents!

  3. debby

    I LOVE the picture of your guitar. And of course the birdies. It makes me want to get a window feeder, but I’m a little worried that Noah will lunge at the birds on the window. He is very attuned to birds.
    debby´s last blog post ..The Best

  4. Biz

    I know, our weather has been all over the map – we’ll have 74 degree days and it gets down to 39 at night – but it makes for amazeball sleeping weather. We’ve only turned our heat on a couple times, if Tony were still alive I’d come home from work and the heat would be set to 80 degrees, and he was still under a blanket and I’d be walking around in a tank top and shorts.

    Have a great weekend!
    Biz´s last blog post ..Everything is Almost Done!

  5. Shelley B

    Love that you are literally turning trash (the door) into treasure. Hey, opportunities are there for the taking, right?

    Gravy miles. Love that term, much more than “junk miles” which is what they call it in running.
    Shelley B´s last blog post ..Friday Mishmash

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