Death, Taxes, and Bike Riding: Achieving Balance

A colleague in the lending industry whom I’ve known for a decade lost his mother this week. She lived a long and, according to her obit, happy life. I’m sorry for my colleague’s loss. It’s hard to lose your mom.

I had a productive Thursday; I skipped my morning ride so I could get my business tax info compiled and completed. Mission: Accomplished. So we went for a quick ride to celebrate.

Friday morning I was up early, prepared the house for my excellent house cleaner, bike-commuted to a meeting, set up 5 showings of my latest listing for Saturday, rode home, cleaned up, texted and talked on the phone with my seller & interested parties. My phone really got a work out yesterday.

Last night our friends from Seattle/Sacramento came over for Chris’s famous fish tacos. Ah, sooo  goooooood! And really good company. Our local cycling/wine/horse friend brought Fenton’s take on salted caramel ice cream; P & T brought some Ginger Elizabeth dark chocolate nut bark, and we drank a lovely moscato with dessert. Great evening, great fun.

Today Chris finished & filed the taxes. We’re due modest refunds, which we’ll put towards our front yard project. Then we rode to Steady Eddy’s for a late lunch, and finished with a reverse Winters Loop, adding Vine St. climbing for a hilly end.

While Chris was working on the taxes I consulted with our friends & neighbors who have 2 houses to sell. I’ll list at least one of them later, probably in the summer.

Now I’m blogging, enjoying a Shiner Prickly Pear adult recovery beverage, a La Flor Dominicana cigar, and a beautiful spring evening  on the patio. The orange tree is beginning to flower, and the scent is heavenly. What a blessed, balanced week I’ve had. Color me grateful.


About debster822

A fulltime REALTOR who plays as hard as she works -- sometimes harder. I race my bicycles; some are faster than others. It's a good life!
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