I needed to finish boxing up the wheelset from the Azonic bike to ship out, but needed a box large enough for that purpose so I headed over to Cyclery USA Riverside down on Magnolia near Van Buren to see if they could help me out. You may recall that I visited their Rancho Cucamonga store a couple of weeks ago looking for a frame box for the last bike, and just like the Rancho staff the Riverside staff quickly found me a suitable box and I was on my way back home. The box they provided was from a BMX bike they had just unpacked which requires some modification to keep the shipping cost down.....my box modification skills have improved significantly, and within about 20 minutes the altered box was ready for packing.
Once the wheelset was taken care of it was time to address all 16 boxes so I can take them to the local USPS office on Wednesday to ship them. For those who may be wondering I specify in each of my auctions that I will ship the item within 3 business days of receiving confirmation of payment....a business day being defined as any day, other than a holiday, from Monday to Friday.
By the by.....on the way home from the bicycle shop I stopped off to buy my daily Subway footlong Club, which I did consume half of before I began to pack the wheelset. Most Subway stores I have been to in the area, and there are numerous ones, have only been charging the advertised January promotional price of $5 for most footlong sandwhices, including my favorite Club, however, this shop on Van Buren does not include the Club among those receiving the discount.....technically they are correct, because the Club is not listed as one of the footlongs being sold for $5, but the other 3 shops I have visited have given me the discount without my asking for it.......I won't be visiting the Van Buren store anymore in January......:D
The afternoon flew by quickly and before I knew it the sunset was ushering in another evening.....can't believe one week of the New Year has already flown by.......making our time here in RJRP short now, and once again we will be saying our "until next times" and feeling that vague bittersweet feeling of ennui. Leaving friends and family behind as we continue our nomadic wanderings is the downside to this life......I don't know any nomads who love saying "until next time", especially when "this time" has been so special. I guess that is what keeps us moving toward the "until next time" with anticipation and excitement....awaiting to see what Lady Serendipity may have in mind for that "next time".
We watched a new episode of NCIS....a "to be continued" episode, then a new show called "Intelligence", which seems interesting, and then "Person of Interest" before signing off for the day.
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