As I Iook out the window, the skies have finally filled with clouds and rain threatens. The newspaper is predicting a 42% chance of rain. Even if it does rain, it will likely come in short bursts that may include nothing but drizzly wetness. It might actually rain, but it won't last long. I will be riding both boys today (knock on wood).
But back to Saturday. Besides riding, I have a bunch of things to catch up on: laundry is already running, Thanksgiving shopping looms, and some past show ribbons need to be put somewhere. My USEF membership is set to expire shortly so paying for that also seemed like a good chore to do today.
I completed the renewal process, but as my finger hovered over the submit button, I hesitated for just a moment. How many USDF shows will I actually do this year? Is the $55 worth it? Christmas is around the corner; wouldn't the money be better spent on gifts? But before I could talk myself out of it, I gave a quick tap, and the money was gone.
- I like the liability insurance policy that comes with USEF membership. I hope I never need to find out how good it actually is.
- I also like the 5% discount Smartpak gives to USEF members.
- I also know that without my USEF membership, I am less likely to show at USDF events, and I want that Training Level Rider Performance Award.