|Garmin in the distance from the park across from our apartment.|
|Katie with her new bike on her birthday |
ride to Shawnee Mission Park.
We took Rafiki to the vet a few days after Katie's birthday, he is 33lbs and is about done growing. We set up his neuter appointment for a week later and realized Katie would have to pull his cart with her new bike. Ridley is a Belgium company who apparently does not care to answer customer questions. Around Christmas Katie wrote them and asked if the bike could be used for towing a cart and they never responded. Now that she has the bike John attempted to mount a hitch to the rear skewer and the threads broke off the skewer nut. We attempted to contact Ridley again to find out how long the skewer was and acquire a new longer one. It has been 2 weeks and still no response, luckily a local bike shop helped us out. Bike America had a skewer laying around that was slightly longer and they gave it to Katie for free a few days before Katie had to get Rafiki to the Vet for his neuter. Rafiki got neutered on March 25th and has healed well, though he is upset that we have not gone for any runs next to the bikes in a week!
John's mom sent us money for both Katie's birthday and a early present for John's birthday. We put that money to use and bought a new mattress for the bedroom here. Amazon shipped it for free and it came rolled up in a duffle bag. If you have never seen a compressed and rolled spring mattress, it is really kind of cool. After cutting the bag open the mattress expanded like a wet sponge. We have been happy to move from sleeping on the couch to a mattress. We also got a portable RO filter for our apartment as city water is never that great. John decided to purchase a filter from Pure Earth Technologies a water filter company based out of Georgia. Not only did they offer the best price, but also the best customer service responding quickly to our questions even on the weekend. Thank you Joyce for your birthday gifts!