Oh, and as an added bonus - the pine tree that I thought was dying - he said looked just like most pines do in Texas at this time of the year. Just add a little more water and give it some fertilizer. He said I should probably limb it up a bit and I will do that. He also suggested that I go talk to my scary-and-as-yet unmet neighbor to get permission to take a branch off of his tree back at the crotch instead of just at the property line. Gulp. I hate knocking on doors worse than I hate the damned telephone. Oh, well, It will have to be done.
Wendy and Janice and I planned to ride on Wednesday night, but with a late breaking post from The Honorable, Wendy and I opted to join her. Including us, there were a total of 9 people that rode. That woman is amazing on a bike. She's been off for 7 weeks due to injury and so came back on her hybrid due to some double-vision that is persisting from the concussion and wanted the stability of that bike - with platform pedals. And she still smoked Wendy and me. HH apologized for slowing us up - I told her that we'd been "whipping and spurring" to keep up, which is the honest truth. But it sure was fun. We all met her husband for a drink and dinner - patio time in Texas - and it was wonderful. Good thing it was on the patio and I was in my bike kit, as a whole big tumbler full of ice water was spilled on me. Cooled me off really fast! All in all, a great evening.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. See the forest.