With the advice of Jared, I purchased this bike (Scattante SixSixty) from Performance Bicycle on Saturday. I rushed into the decision but, I'm very happy with the results. On Sunday, Jared, Christine and I spent over 2 1/2 hours riding all around Austin for almost 28 miles. During the ride we had to stop for Christine's bike, since her rear tire deflated. We didn't complete the intended route, nor did we travel as far as we were planning but, I think Christine and I did good for a first time out on road bikes. Even more impressive that Christine had just finished a 5K the day before. I think I'll get a lot of use out of this bike.
On the remodeling front, Cory and I installed the shelf that the final french door will attach to. To do this, we had to cut out the siding away and chip away at some of the foundation to provide a smooth surface for the shelf to attach to. When the last board of siding was cut away, I got and idea of how much airflow and light would come from the west side of the house. I hope we'll be able to get the door in place this week.
This next weekend, Amy and Breck will be moving to Austin from Dallas. Into my house, to be precise. This will be a big lifestyle change for me since I have been living without a roommate since Bunnith moved out (and without anyone living with me since the end of last year) and without any animals since 2005.