Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Balcony garden

Here is what my balcony garden looks like this morning at 7am. What a good time!

Flowers, flowers and more flowers!

2:30pm - Mission Beach walk
I just returned from a bike ride with my friend John P. We drove to Mission Beach in John's little Mitsubishi Miev electric car. Then biked up to Pacific Beach.

There are a lot more people on the beach now than there were only a few weeks ago because it's the beginning of the summer season.

6PM - Where's my bike?
It's time to go grocery shopping. I'm driving my Prodeco electric bike to the nearby Von's market. I always park the bike in the same place. Attached by a cable to one of those "Disabled" blue parking signs.

After shopping, I returned to my bike, and the Prodeco was gone! Somebody had stolen my bike! Could I have parked it in another place? I looked around the lot, and sure enough, my bike had been actually stolen.

I went inside the store and asked at the service desk for the police phone number. The police phone notified that somebody would be with me soon. The police line was busy with somebody else right now. I went thru in my mind what had to be done. I'd have to report the bike stolen to my insurance company. Also, buy another bike.

My backpack was filled with groceries, and the pack was heavy. So, I took off the back pack and put it into a shopping cart while waiting for the police to answer the phone. That's when I spotted my electric bike!!

It was parked one aisle over, cabled to another blue disabled sign. Wow! Am I happy to see my bike again! 


  1. I can imagine the cool temp and nice sounds to listen to while you relax on the balcony patio. Nice.

  2. Looks like a nice place for a morning coffee!


  3. Nice place for breakfast - enjoying your beautiful flowers.
    Life is good!
    Kathi Boozer

  4. How wonderful to see you pulling it all together and having a good time in your new lifestyle.

    Virtual hugs,


  5. I would LOVE that - nice comfortable chaise, a good book - heaven! Great job, George. :)

  6. George, I'm so happy to see that you are enjoying your new life in your apartment. Your happiness really comes through as you bike and ride to your favorite places and setup your garden and take part in other activities. Keep it up! :)

  7. Love your garden, George. Also very glad you still have your bike.

  8. Your garden looks nice, and will be pretty with the flowers blooming. Glad to hear the bike incident was a 'lost and found' event.

  9. George, please be careful locking your bike to things where two men could simply lift the bike up and "off" the sign, I speak from experience. The bad guys are unbelievable. 8 ft sign and heavy bike - no problem no them. acheapguy

  10. I bet you disconnected your call to the police in a hurry!!! Could happen to anybody. I really like the way you arranged your garden/balcony. Hope all the flowers thrive.

  11. I'm glad to hear you worked things out, George. By the way, your plants and balcony look lovely! Blessings... Lynn

  12. HA HA, I lose my whole car almost every time I go to Wal-Mart, usually because I go out a different door than I go in. Hang in there, it will get more funny. Warren