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July 27, 2010


storm 13 °C
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[b]I discovered I had forgotten to get eggs yesterday. I got on the bike heading up to Wal-Mart. I did notice the sky was very cloudy to the south, but thought I could get to the grocery store and back before the rain started. While biking, I decided to go to Coburn’s this morning for grocery. As I biked across the high school parking lot, it started to drizzle. The rain intensity seemed to increase as I approached Coburn’s and as I crossed the Coburn parking lot the rain started quite heavy. I got to Coburn’s and it was raining quite hard. I brought the bike into the walkway between Coburn’s and the Ace Hardware store. I locked the bike.
As I entered Coburn’s, heading to the area of the bacon, I felt my front right pocket and I became aware that I had forgotten my billfold and money with all my credit cards at home. Now it was pouring down rain.
I went over by the front of the service desk near the cash registers to wait. I got talking to the one of the cashiers and a customer and told them my plight and the customer offered to give me a ride home and at first I said ‘No, thank you.” I reconsidered and got a ride home. It continued to rain very hard.
After I got home, I found my navy jacket and put that on and headed out to go get the bike.
Driving up to Coburn’s, I decided that after I got the bike, I would go to Wal-Mart to get my grocery, because I like Wal-Mart prices better. I did notice the van still had several folding chairs in the back, but I decided that there was enough room for my bike.
I parked the van and went in to retrieve my bike. I was able to get the bike into the van, with some jostling of the bike as I placed the bike in the van the rear of the bike first.
I then drove to Wal-Mart and got bacon and eggs and bread and two 2 liter bottles of diet Dr. Thunder. I put everything into my back pack and drove home.
On the way home I realized I had forgotten the St. Cloud Times. I stopped at Walgreen’s and got the St. Cloud Times.
By the time I got home, it had quit raining. I retrieved the bike from the van and put the bike into the garage because it still looked like more rain was coming.
I sent the weather report out about 9:57 AM CDT.
Later, I rode the bike to McDonalds and got my take-out snack wrap for lunch. On the way home I stopped by Coburn’s and bought a Swiss cheese block.

Posted by rjhfargo 12:26 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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