One month ago today I was laid off from my job. First time in my life such a thing has happened. I only began the job a few months ago, but it was a start-up company and I suppose this happens when you take risks with start-ups.
So, in the last month I've been interviewing, but I've also been spending a lot of time with my family. And not driving my car much at all. ALmost all errands are run via the Henrymobile. I call it that because Henry is my son, and he rides on the back.
Today for example, we took a ride to the park, hung out with the housewives and their kids as they played in the park. Then we headed over the the new hardware store to get some zip ties and mini bungie cords. After that it was yet another trip to the super market. We fit, ont he bike, my 40 pound almost two year old son, 4 bags of groceries, and extra bag with kid stuff, and some other smaller items. We didnt even need the front basket.
The Henrymobile is a "vintage" Giant rigid mtb with an xtracycle kit that I've posted here before. I made an adapter out of a piece of wood and added a cheap Bell kids seat, and a small front basket from Rivendell. It really suits our needs well for riding around town, even taking a big hill back up to my house. Henry loves it so much all he does it wave to people when we pass them. Policemen, random women, whomever, he doesnt care.
Yesterday we took it to the Y and swam in the pool. We only go on shorter trips right now, mainly because Henrys mom is home with a bad back and has been bedridden all week and we can't leave her for long with my daughter whom is 10 months.
Anyhow, I guess the moral to the story is that, not all bad things come out of being laid off. And I'll definitely miss all the time I've been spending with my son when I go back to work.
This is from today: