Monday, June 2, 2008


Despite the flooding that we experienced last week, my first few days in Ames have been pretty uneventful. Working at the bike shop every day is freaking great. I missed the shop and all of the people that worked there very, very much. It's nice to be back.

I'm finally getting caught up on my astronomy reading, though my podcast queue is getting ridiculously long. So much to do, all the time...

Eric and I got our garden in, and it seems to be surviving all of the pounding rain we've been getting. We planted tomatoes, corn, beets, cucumber, peppers, watermelon, pumpkins, and broccoli. I hope we get to eat at least most of it. The fence we constructed seems pretty rabbit-resistant, though if there are deer milling around we just might have to make the fence taller. I guess we'll know soon enough.

Not much else to report, other than that it's weird to be speaking English all of the time, and having everybody else do the same. Can't wait to start up a French club.

Oh, and if you're on the evil, pointless thing called Facebook, I posted some pictures of my bike trip and my trip with my mother over there. Once I get mine developed and scanned in, I might put up a mini-journal here about all of that jazz.


Sarah said...

Hi Nick,

I hope that everything is alright and that the flooding wasn't too severe! Hope all is well at the bike shop, too - I've actually picked up yet another bike (a Motobecane!) and am going to attempt to "tool" around with it a bit!

Have fun gardening and watch out for those voracious deer!

Chelsea said...

Why haven't you been by my house yet, turd burglar? Also, please share your garden with me, as I have not planted one.