Thursday, 3 June 2010

Three Things Thursday


  • Blizzard is ready, all sparkly clean, tuned up and with over 1,000K is ready to add another 200K this coming weekend.  It is hard to believe that the Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour is here.  I signed up in January and my bib number is #47.  It's a good feeling to know there are 46 people crazier than me.  There are three supported distances, 177K, 100K and 185K.  I'm cycling the 100K from Perth to Kingston, Ontario on Saturday and back on Sunday.  We are going to be staying in the dorms at Queens University.  There is also an unsupported group who will be cycling 220K each day.  When they say the terrain is mostly flat, don't believe them!!  It is hilly, hilly, hilly.......and there isn't a hill I'm not afraid to walk!

  • I start trail running tonight.  I've run trails in the past, in fact there are fabulous trails where I live, but this group runs in different locations in and around the Ottawa / Gatineau area, so it'll be fun to see new scenery, meet new people and it is always safer to run in a group.  So, I'll let you know how it goes.

  • I've been without water at my house since the beginning of May.  My sandpoint and water pump died on the same day...I cannot replace a sandpoint with a sandpoint now that we are part of the Big City, so I've been waiting for the well digger to arrive (he is extremely busy) to give me an estimate and start date.  He arrived on Sunday to let me know it would be mid June before he could get to my place.   GAH!  In the mean time I'm hooked up to my neighbour's house via a garden hose so I can at least flush the toilet, do dishes and have a quick sprint through the shower.  I can't drink the water so I'm having to use bottled water.  Don't you just love camping in your own home?
Life's fun if you don't weaken,

Lily

22 comments:

Lisa said...

ugggh! The situation with the water is terrible. It's crazy that you can't replace the sandpoint, yet you can't get a well soon either. Do they honestly expect you to rely on your neighbors? What if your neighbors said "No" ??

Marlene said...

Ohmigosh, I don't know if I could make it without running water! You are one tough lady. I hope you get your well ASAP!!

HAVE FUN and GOOD LUCK on the cylce tour this weekend!!!

Staci Dombroski said...

That is so horrible about the water!!! I hope you have a great trail run and bike ride!

Bert said...

Yeah the urban camping gets old very quickly as we learned down here after Hurricane Ike. But at least we had water! Have fun on the trail run and the biking!

Jo Lynn said...

Have a great time on the trails. I hope you find some beautiful single track. Maybe you can take some photos. :)

Wes said...

I can't imagine being without water! Gah!!! Have fun on those trails. Made me think I need to go run on some trails today!!

Lily on the Road said...

Oh Jo Lynn, thanks for the reminder to take my camera!!! I'll be thinking of YOU.

TNTcoach Ken said...

No h2O???? That's crazy!!!

Linda said...

There is nothing like "camping" in your own house! Hope you get a break and he comes sooner.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Will you pick up your kilt while in Perth? You can always come over if you need a shower. :-)

Good luck on the tour sounds like fun!

Anne said...

1) Good luck on your 200mile cycle tour...wow! You are so amazing!
2) I'm getting tempted by trail running...one day :)
3) Ugh...hope the water situation doesn't take too long.

MrDaveyGie said...

WoW, good thing it isn't winter or your hose would be froze. You would be asking your neighbor to be really really neighborly and share bathrooms. :0

MarieA said...

good luck - see you when I get back from Edmonton.
Now laundry? c'mon on down... dinner, laundry, long hot shower...
whatever you need.
HUGS
be safe... watch the idiots on the road!

Judi said...

i do not know how you are making it w/o water. i'd be a basket case! good luck this weekend!

p.s. haven't lost any weight, maybe some tho. nothings wrong tho! sam is lots better too.

Groover said...

100 km - that's a descent ride! Good luck and have fun. Remember - hills are your friends. :-) Sorry to hear about the water (or lack of) and that it will take so long to fix. Sucks. But nice of your neighbours to let you hook up. Do you have to pay for water in Canada?

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Ummm, the water situation just sucks!! Hope that doesn't last too much longer! Hope you are having a great time, I wish I lived closer, you have some great rides/tours in your area!!! You'll have to keep me posted about them for next year so I can make some plans!! :)

Stuart said...

Yay for biking! \0/

Double yay for trail running!!\0/ \0/

Boo for water! :-(

IronHoosier said...

You'll love the trail running, well at least I think you will.
And for the water thing..I woke up to 1" of water in my basement this a.m...how fun is that!!!!!

Sprocketboy said...

Here it is, Monday evening, and I am still awaiting the RLCT report!

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, no running water at home???

We "camped" in our house for a week after a hurricane knocked out power. We still had water thankfully but no AC in FL in Sept was quite miserable.

Have fun on your ride!

Runner Leana said...

I can't wait to hear about your cycling weekend!

And yikes, I hope you have water again soon! No fun...

Bluenoser said...

I stayed at the dorms at Queens.

-B