My scooter has been finicky at best showing a full charge and dropping to half charge when I accelerate. This has been going on for a few weeks and my priority is not a new scooter but to get a piano keyboard for me to practice on. We drove into an older neighborhood and located a scooter repair shop that also replaced batteries. It takes four batteries to power my scooter/e-bike and it has been recommended that we keep our batteries locked to avoid theft. Once the battery case was removed from my scooter then the task of unscrewing and then unsoldering could begin. The process of having the batteries in my scooter changed was like that of getting an oil change in my car in America. Since this IS my vehicle in China I need to make sure it is in top running order.
After getting the batteries we bought a folding table. In the dorm Nate and I share our dinning table is now Nate’s desk so this table will be our meal table when Chuck is away, a place for Nate’s Chinese tutoring to happen and the place where I can tutor students in English. The first table I found was priced at 320 yuan and that was way more than I was looking to spend this one was 85 yuan. I also looked in vain today to find yarn. Both Emily and I do hand work she knitting me crocheting, and both of these hand arts use yarn. I am on the look out for yarn and have asked for the assistance of some Chinese friends.
We brought the table back to the apartment and checked on Nate who stayed in today. He was fine and we headed back out to get lunch and then continued the search for yarn. Our search took us to a second coffee house past Zhengzhou University. This second coffee house has chocolate milkshakes, the first that I have found here in China. This one was delicious! I’m not sure if because I haven’t had one in a while or if it truly was the best chocolate milkshake I’ve had I don’t know. I do know that it didn’t last nearly long enough but then chocolate milkshakes never do.