Back in the beginning of June, I ordered a 5 speed tricycle for myself. I wanted to use it to haul around my art supplies when I went out to do my doings. I thought it could also be handy for hopping over to the super market and of course, the idea of getting a tad more exercise seemed good.
Unfortunately, a couple of weeks later, the gentleman at the bike store called to tell me that the only manufacturer of 5 speed trikes in the USA had discontinued building the 5 speed model. Then he added that I should not give up hope because the gal he had talked to told him that they had been flooded with requests for the 5 speed ever since they had discontinued them. They were thinking about putting them back on the assembly line. She would let him know... he would let me know.
A few weeks after this, the bike man called again and said that they were indeed going to start making them again and, if I still wanted one, it would be ready in September.
This oil was painted from a photo of the Seine which I took from the Pont Neuf (the New Bridge) which was built in the early 1600s. It shows the view down stream toward the Eiffel Tower. This is an oil on canvas measuring 18 by 24 inches.
Things got a tad exciting again today on my block. You might remember the tree that went down in March; now a electric pole has been cut off at the knees... so to speak. A Valley Stream building maintenance van went out of control and hit the pole. One fellow in the van knocked his knee against something and both men were shaken up, but no real injuries. As a matter of fact, their airbags didn't even deploy.
I didn't get home until after the crash but Paul said it was a loud noise and our house shook. The pole is located in front of the house two doors down from us. We lost power for about a half an hour.
First on the scene
LIPA, the electric company stabilizes the pole
All propped up and our power is back on
Checking the damage
Hitching up the van
And off it goes
As I write this, LIPA is taking out the stump and replacing the pole. Unfortunately, it's too dark to take decent photos and I can't get close enough to make a flash useful. I'll go out and try - if I get anything, I'll post it tomorrow.