Friday, August 23, 2013

We talk often of simple pleasures...they are all around us to be found so here is one...
Our air compressor...
I know it is odd but I love our air compressor. We bought it many years ago right before we left Austin. It has come in handy for many years but that is not why we love it.
When we moved here everyone knew that John rode his bike to work. The first few months as the boys biked around with friends it became well known that we were one of the only people in the neighborhood with a bike pump that could be found easily. All the children in the neighborhood stopped by to get their tires filled. After a few times we got a big extension cord and hooked it to the compressor. Now the compressor sits plugged in all the time ready to be used. We have someone stop by almost once a week to get a tire filled. Just flip the switch and let the compressor fill for a minute and then you are ready to roll. I love having the kids in the neighborhood stop by. It is fun to get a chance to chat with them and ask how school or summer is going. Now we are just waiting for the adults to catch on and want us to start filling up real car tires :)