So sorry about the pictures as they are all out of order. Hate this new blogger. It has been a busy week although alot of the busyness revolved going back and forth to the bike shop. Three flat tires! They were nice about it. They had failed to notice a tiny wire that would puncture new tubes. But then it happened again before I even rode it. Are they using rim tape? Who knows? But they decided my tire itself was hiding something and sold me a new one at cost. I only paid for one inner tube. It still has to go back in 2 weeks for some serious work but I can ride now that I have brakes and inflated tires. I've gone almost 90 miles in the few days since I got it back.
The Farmer's market is near the bike store so while it was being repaired the last time, I bought a burgundy dinner plate hibiscus and vegetables that as it turns out I didn't need to get as my friends have given me so much
Most of the towns now have their downtowns shut to traffic and streets turned into dining rooms. This will work for a while until the temps drop. Now if the maskholes would just wear their masks...
But we met Josh in nearby Northville to have dinner and then watch Hannah at her outdoor dance class. They had to stand on squares ten feet apart.
Naomi's restaurant is very dependent on the football traffic, which won't exist this year and the students, who will be offline. So she is surprised the place is still busy. One school starts, in 2 days, she will have to be home to supervise zoom sessions for Maya. She can work weekends when Maya is with her father.
A friend and I went to visit a flower farm out on roads that I used to bike on years ago. It was fairly close to the hairdresser I used to go to until she was having some life crisis and would cancel my appointments at the last minute. Although I have plenty of reasons to be mad at her, she shouldn't have any to be with me so I was surprised when I noticed i was "defriended'. I could see why some of her posts could get her into trouble with a divorcing husband so I assume she just deactivated her account but no, just me as I can find her account on Naomi's phone. Well I used to like her.
Washtenaw county had a huge influx of Germans from Swabia in the mid nineteenth century, many who were farmers on the west side of our county. Lots of Lutheran churches though the one we saw has been repurposed as a United Church of Christ. Most of the graves had German names on them except for the earliest which were English. Swabian is pronounced differently than High German. So the very common last name Bach is pronounced Baaaa, not with the hard K. Years ago, a good friend was married in that church, which was the last time I saw it. Sadly he died eleven years ago in a bike accident.
It was fun to wander through the flower fields. Lots of btterflies. And then my friend cooked a delicious dinner out on her patio.
Fall is coming. A huge flock of blackbirds amassed where I was biking through this morning ready to migrate. I actually wore a long sleeved shirt. We will have a family Labor Day bbq tomorrow and then the kids will go back to school ( all virtually)
Summer is over