drew and i were both at market basket at the same time this afternoon without realizing it. when he returned to the house with fresh groceries soon after i got back, i managed to connect the dots.
drew paid this month's rent after i gave him a gently reminder. i would've inquired earlier but i didn't know how to put the question without being indelicate. i find the whole business of renting out my spare bedroom for money a bit unsavory. in that way it's actually easier if it's somebody i don't like; those i favor i'd be perfectly willing to let them live here for free. the friendlier i am with a roommate, the more it begins to feel like taking money from a friend.
by late afternoon i left the house for a few hours to go have dinner in belmont. i noticed earlier today that my bike was making a rickety sound, like maybe a spoke had snapped. i stopped a few times to check but i couldn't see where the noise was coming from. maybe tomorrow i'll find some quiet time in the backyard to do some bike maintenance.
i came home early, no point in staying late as the weather grew increasingly colder. this is what cold feels like i muttered to myself as i made my way across town in the brisk darkness. i finally put up the draft curtains in the living room, one of the first steps in configuring the house for winter mode. yesterday i propped some bolsters to the kitchen entrance.