Again, my transmission started slipping, again I took it to the shop, again they told me I needed a new transmission. Again, I didn’t believe them. I took it to another shop for a second opinion and they found the filter practically clogged and fixed it for less than a 10th of what the first shop told me it would cost.

I now have a new auto repair place.


Yesterday, because my car is still in the shop, I rode my bike to work.
After work, I rode home, and then walked across the street to the beach for my swim. I swam 1.2 miles. the water was roughish, with big rolling waves, not breaking. I swam from Cemetery Beach to the West Bay dock and back. It was cloudy and nasty, until I turned around and started heading back, by the time I got back to Cemetery Beach, it as sunny and nice and everyone had gone home. I had the whole place to myself! It was nice!
Then it rained super duper hard last night and it’s all cloudy again today. I rode my bike again today because they still don’t know what’s wrong with my car. The transmission is slipping, but they haven’t yet found out why.

Back at the grind

It’s Monday, I’m at work, I had forgotten my keys (I didn’t need them to ride my bike) and when I got here I was locked out. So I called the OI Girl and she brought them. But I had already picked the lock on my door.

Today it is cloudy, with high clouds like it won’t rain. Remember in school, when it was all cloudy and it seemed weird because when you got to school because the classroom lights were on and it seemed dark outside? That’s the kind of day it is today.
I had a great weekend, I went to the beach both days and got some serious rays, I went diving yesterday and didn’t want to come up. I could have stayed down there all day.

Here’s some pics from yesterday:

The OI Girl and Tarpon, the tarpon are about 3 or 4 feet long 

Red Rope Sponge 

Cayman Catboat

Finally a Friday

I’m glad it’s Friday, I’m looking forward to a couple days off.
My car’s in the shop, the transmission is slipping. It is nice to ride my bike to work, I’ve been meaning to ride it more but I always have an excuse not to. ‘Gotta carry my computer, gotta do something at lunch’. . . etcetera.
Usually when I’m driving I see the same bikers riding in every day. Some I see going both to and from work. They probably wish they had a car, I sometimes wish I didn’t. I think it would be great to have a simpler life, no car, smaller bills.
But I love my car, and I can’t carry a rebreather on a bicycle.

One week from tomorrow is the mile sea swim! I had a great swim yesterday, I think I had a good sprint at the end.