I’m a little disappointed. There was an empty shop down the street that has been for rent since we moved here. (Almost two years ago already!) A week or so ago, I noticed that there was a sign in the window. I couldn’t read everything, but I saw that it said “Bike” really big, so I figured it was a bike shop. Awesome! My brother and his friends are really into bikes, so I figured that might be a way to get him to come visit more often, plus bikes and the people who ride them are just cool, and having more of them around town definitely wouldn’t hurt.
Well, this evening I was reading the minutes from the latest borough council meeting (What? I like to keep up on what’s going on around town!), and they mentioned that this bike shop was going to be using the parking lot across the street for a charity event. So I found the shop’s web site and… they are a motorcycle accessory store. For sport bikes. And the charity event is a “BBQ/Bikini Bike Wash” next Saturday. Blech.
In other home-related news, our new doors are getting installed tomorrow! I’ll be working from home while they’re here. When we scheduled this, the guy said they’d most likely be able to get everything done in one day, but it might take a little longer than a normal job because, just like everything else in this 100+ year old house, things are non-standard sizes and require extra fiddling to fit. But the more we think about moving, the more I really like this house. It is solid, plus it has real character. And we’re continuing to fix it up and it’s going to be awesome.