It seems that summer came and went in the blink of an eye and now we are preparing for winter, the days are getting shorter and shorter and the days have been very cool… if we were to get any precipitation it would be coming down as snow.
Time to stay warm and catch up on the bloggage a little… and there is always so much to catch up on.
When were nearing the end of our vacation in Portland I received notification that there was a class opening at United Bicycle Institute for their September 10th “Professional Mechanics” course so I signed up for that and was only home for a little over a week before I turned around and went back to Portland, my other home, and my beautiful wife so I could attend school for two weeks.
The course itself was very easy (for me) as there was nothing in the course that was unfamiliar, I did get to play with some new components like Chris King hubs, and did find the level of instruction to be first rate and my classmates were some of the most wonderful people I have ever had the pleasure to spend time with.
My wife and I really enjoyed this extra time together and took advantage of the car by going back to the coast for another day and went up to see Timberline Lodge which is another must see location in the Portland area. I stayed a little longer to take care of the U.S. side of what will be our taxes for the rest of our lives and to spend as much time with Donna as possible… I do love that lady so very much and am so looking forward to her getting her Visa so we can move her here.
I did not start for home until October 2nd and made it a point to stop in Bellingham to visit my friend Ben, who I had corresponded with online for many years but had never met. We had an excellent time and I finally made it back to Edmonton on October 4th and am finally feeling a little more settled back in.
Was amazed at how many pictures I took and will be posting those up soon.
I also received my test results and certificate from United Bicycle Institute… although I am now a UBI Certified Bicycle Technician people can still call me Bicycle Repair Man.