So while I had some down time I was able to research a bomb proof rain jacket and some killer tyres and tubes.... found the best all weather gloves on the planet - all in preparation for the rainy months.
I'll let you know how the jacket survives once it goes through a solid week of pouring rain. ;)
And I heard from a dear friend Laura Todd who lives in Bellingham. She forwarded a link to the Weepies who were recently highlighted on NPR. Deb Talan is a dear friend of Laura's - and everytime she's in town I try to go see them. It's good homegrown stuff - check it out if you like folky music. Comfort music for sure.