Nothing much has happened all summer as I've had to repair Tempest and Germaine a few times to keep moving, a lot of stressful but necessary things to do about the house, the money isn't going far enough and i had to catch up after the repairs, also an uncle passed away (from leukemia).
Fall has definitely set in and the windy, rainy days make it tough to go out and work on the bikes. I'm concentrating on getting the living room in shape so I can work on them indoors and it kind of puts a kink in trying to strip and repaint a Higgins I want to give to somebody.
So I continue to work on the house and putting things in order again while finishing audiotaping projects and selling or trading audio gear. Germaine is still at the LBS a month later awaiting a pedal stub the sheared at the crank arm thread to be removed...it apparently broke a bit and now I wonder if I have to wait another month or find a used crank. When one bike is down and the other is as well it gets to be a pain doing much, as I don't always walk so well and finiding a ride for larger tasks is hard.
If you're reading, I still miss you, East Hill. I hope you are doing fine. I have always appreciated your guidance and encouragement.