No, not on the bikes. For a change.
The battery in our 4-wheeled conveyance chose tonight to gasp and die. Damn cars. Anyway, Lady Luck had school tonight, so she took the scooter. That left me with a non-running car, and a motorcycle ill-equipped to carry a car batter. If I'd had the scooter, it would have been no problem: bungee the battery to the luggage rack and away we go.
I wound up borrowing a friend's car. Weak, yes, but I didn't care to put the battery in a backpack and ride over to Sears.
Anyway, the battery was still under warranty, so I exchanged it, got home and put the new one in. Woo hoo.
As I was tightening the bolts on the battery contacts, I marvelled at how repairs and vehicular expenses seem to come in waves. The Vespa needed a new rear tire a couple weeks ago, the Triumph needed everything it needed, plus the tabs are about to expire (just got the note from the MVD), and now the car needs love too.
Good thing our cats are pretty self-reliant (knock on wood).