But then, as she predicted would happen, Slater found a motorcycle. He's been on a quest since returning from VN. And he found just what he was looking for in OK. So, a late night plea was made for dog sitting and they landed in Fort Worth about 11pm on Saturday night. Their plan was to spend the night, get up the next morning get the oil changed in their vehicle, get a trailer hitch and lighting harness installed, pick up the u-tow-it and head for Broken Bow. They did remember to bring me the Toro (or most of it, anyway). So I still spent the day vacuuming (they forgot the sucky part) up leaves and debris in the yard. It looks so much better. I've got lots of rock borders made of slices of limestone and the leaves and debris get embedded down in there. I had been spending hours picking this stuff out by hand because I didn't KNOW there was such a thing as a vacuum! Anyway, that worked out beautifully. I am sore and tired today, but in that good way. I'm feeling much better about my ability to keep this place up in a manner that is pleasing to me.
They got back about 11pm last night, bike in tow to pick up the GrandBeast. Pebbles will be back next weekend to help me get some stuff on the walls.
In the it's Raining Men category - or more actually - perhaps a couple of isolated showers - The Artist whom I was hosting last week asked me out - and not in a "thank you" way. It was a nice ego boost, but I declined. Very nice man and not my type. However, my type did arrive via other means. Valerie, who is still active on POF dating site, sent me a profile of someone she thought I should meet. An avid cyclist, masters degree, lives in this same neighborhood, age appropriate and attractive from what we can tell. My first thought was wow, interesting. My second thought was, no way am I going back to online dating. My third thought is that I will ask her to send him a note asking if he is interested in meeting me. And if he is, well, great. If not, no harm no foul and I don't have to enter into the crazy-making world of the online-dating. Win/win.
Every day is a homerun. I'm on a streak, in the zone, riding the wave. I know it will end because to expect otherwise is setting myself up for disappointment and perfectionism. For now, I'll take it while it's easy - coasting when I can. There will be plenty of hills later.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Be flexible.