When I was a child I quite often heard it said "Don't get too big for your britches". Meaning, of course, don't get carried away with your own importance. I think I took the advice to heart. Today I'm not big enough for my britches.
Yesterday my new foul weather gear came. When I ordered this gear from Anne, the sales person at the Hostel Shoppe, she advised ordering a size larger than normal. I did. I thought I was one of the big boys. I'm not! When I tried the XXL clothes on I discovered they were made for the really big boys. The legs were at least a foot too long and the arms hung down for about eight inches. They are now on the way back to Wiconsin. I have had to pay for having them shipped to me, for shipping them back and then, having the correct size reshipped. Didn't save much money on that catalog order. The positive news? I was also reminded as a child when I would get lucky and win, "don't get a big head''. I didn't. The waterproof helmet cover fit great!
Today the new locking brakes came for my Terra Trike. More like a car with manual transmission than a bicycle, a trike will just roll away if you don't set a parking brake. The trike came with a velcro strap with which one could lock the brake but that was a nuisance.
Is there a rush for this gear? Well, yes, but not because several days of rain are forecast. While I own at least three backpacking rain suits they are colored to blend in. I need colors that stand out when I'm riding low to the ground on my trike. I need to get back down to Cincinnatti so my son, Todd, can add an air horn and other goodies to the trike. I surely need the locking brakes. But, Todd will want to ride. And, it's late fall and cool. And, raining. I will need that new rain gear with Todd!
May your "Rainy Day" be like those of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. He wrote that "behind the clouds the suns still shining". Is rain, then, just filtered sunshine? Maybe! It's up to you!