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For learning how to fix your own bike, Ann Arbor's own co-op, Common Cycle, is a fantastic resource. Open Sundays 11-3 at 416 W Huron.

Spent the morning volunteering as a mechanic for the first time.

Observations: if you get there at 11 it's pretty quiet. After 12:30 and you might have to wait.

Cool group of people there!

Anybody got a Borescope I can use to track down a dead mouse?

Something (probably a mouse) has died in what appears to be the worst possible location - somewhere buried in the walls behind our cast iron bathtub.

I've been trying to find it all morning with no success.

How ya'll copin 'round here?

Personally we are neck-deep in small business loan applications, each process more confusing than the last. Bills are coming due and who knows when the assistance will get here /shrug

But at least we can enjoy this weather separately, together.

semi famous covid death 

The only item they didn't have that I wanted was banana.

Well, they had "very green" organic bananas...

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Today, I called and ordered a buncha meat and fresh veggies from Sparrow, picked them up on cargo bike.

They came out and dropped it in the bike, and I gotta say, this is a great way to do groceries. Great quality produce and the price was quite good too!

Today's adventure: going to Lowe's and sourcing new garbage disposal right before closing.

The old one decided to start leaking all over the place tonight.

Today I visited my sister's island and acted just like you'd expect a brother to.

St Joe's in Ann Arbor is now requesting that of folks are making surgical masks for donation, this is the recommended pattern.

Donations will be accepted at the Towsley Center.

Elastic has been hard to come by but I have a stash if anyone needs it. No time to sew unfortunately.

I have a ton of brush from some forsythia I've chopped down. Not sure how to get rid of all this brush.

My kids' music teacher has been adding some choice videos to her online lessons. Watch and feel better 🤗

if folks were hoping to get signatures for ballot initiatives this year...

good luck

I was going to buy a webcam once school closed. I didn't and now wish I had, as Amazon seems sold out of all the decent ones I was considering and prices are way up.

Anyone have a decent webcam they aren't using? It would be for the kids to keep in contact with family/friends mostly.

A plea for help.

We need your surgical masks. We need your N95 masks. Your hospital is likely rationing them today. If you have some to donate (or even sell) locally in Southeast Michigan please reach out, I'm begging you. I can help get them where they're needed.

If you have masks and you're not local, find the nearest hospital and take them to the administration area.

should I stop contributing to my 401k for now?

today in quarantine albums: Björk's quintessential album Post.

includes good advice like

I wish I'd only look
And didn't have to touch
I wish I'd only smell this
And didn't have to taste

How can I ignore
This is sex without touching


As much as I definitely enjoy solitude
I wouldn't mind perhaps
Spending little time with you


Apparently local ace powdercoater Bean's Best is no longer doing small jobs like bike frames.

Looking for a place to paint a bike.

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