The local Napa came in to save the day with a replacement alternator bolt for the Miata. Bolted right up with no issue and now the alternator works like it should with a constant 14.7V output. What a joy to finally get to drive this car again!
As a celebration for my mechanical success, I had a piece of homemade apple pie, went for a nice swim at the local empty beach with no name, and then made a homemade pizza.
Pizza hit the spot just right! I also did some work on the other car, changing the oil, rotating tires, tightening some belts, and giving it a good clean.
Next project is working on the mountain bike since I just booked a camp site for the weekend after 4th of July. Headed up into the Sierras for my first (and probably only) summer vacation of some sort. Will be doing some lift served biking as well as pedal powering my way up some other trails. Should be able to toss in some disc golf and hiking too. Always love summer up at 9000+ feet!