Category Archives: My Life

May 28th

Well….running a little early today with wanting to get this one done before the F1 race starts….feel okay this morning and not too sore….my back cracked again clearing the dishwasher yesterday and I really do need to figure out what motion it is that does it…that may come in handy….didn’t get a lot done yesterday and today will be a complete washout with it being the biggest race day of the year…I do need to wedge a bike ride in after Monaco and before Indy so it will be a short one today…only have about 85 miles left to do to get to 30K….okay….going to get more coffee and watch the race…more later….

Tiny bunnies and other stuff….

Well…have been thinking about the changes to the wildlife that I have noticed and that others have commented on…when I was out with K last weekend, she mentioned that she had not seen any chipmunks around her deck and pool this spring and she usually has lots of them…and I mentioned that I had not seen any tiny bunnies this spring either…that changed int he past two days and I have finally seen about a half dozen of them…not the amount I saw last year when there was one day that I saw 54 on one ride…but, at least there are some finally….oh, the other stuff, at my water stop in Kentwood, just west of Kalamazoo near 52nd street, a crow came hauling out of the tree line with a small hawk attacking it from behind….the two of them then landed in a tree about 6 feet from each other with the hawk screeching so loud that I could hear it over the music in my ears…not sure what that was about but it was pretty cool to see…..

May 27th

Well….have to get this done early today with F1 qualifying coming on in a couple of minutes…didn’t do much yesterday and didn’t win or lose at pool since we didn’t go…it was a good thing that I met T for a couple thurs or I would have been in all week….feel okay this morning and don’t really hurt too much…I did get my back to pop yesterday just loading the dishwasher so my back doesn’t even hurt too much….it’s already almost 60 outside so I can get out as soon as qualifying is over….I thought it was Sunday when I got up and was planning my race day out…weird….okay…my back now hurts but it is up higher than before so I think I may have hurt it on the bike….I do need to clean some today and I think I will to get ready for the total veg day tomorrow….more later….

May 26th

Well….running a little early today with getting up quite early….and I feel okay this morning…the new handgrips on the bike have me using new muscles and I have pain in my forearms today…but, I do like the way they make the bike feel so I guess I’ll live with it….I did get out to have a couple with T yesterday and it was good to see her….had some laughs and caught up on everything….didn’t do much else and today looks the same with pool later today…I did get lots of food yesterday so I should be able to get caught up on my calories…have had cramps in my calves lately and I hope the bananas with fix that….the hand brake on the car is still hanging a little but it is much better….I think I’ll hit the drivers side with penetrating oil to try to fix that…not sure when…not today…more later….

May 25th

Well…running a little late today with doing the grocery run and having to put gas in the car….the parking brake on the car hung up again this morning but just a little bit so I think I’ll just leave it alone for a few days and see how it works…not too sore this morning so I think I’ll dot he bike ride without ibuprofen and see how that feels….I do like the new handgrips that I put on it the other day…they keep my wrists straighter and they don’t cramp as much so that is cool….didn’t get much done yesterday and today looks the same with maybe having lunch with T later….but, I will get the bike ride in here in a minute…not until I have more coffee….more later…..

I think it’s fixed….

Well… I’m a little confused about the car…went out to work on it this morning; to replace the anti rattle spring and then work on the hand brake…I had it all worked out in my head to use the scientific method of controlling for variables to find out where the problem was…but after I put the spring back on and pulled the brake on to see where it was sticking, it wasn’t on either side…and now I’ve used it a few more times and it seems to be fixed….now, I’m not sure if it was the penetrating oil that I put on the linkages or that I greased the pins when I was putting the new pads on…both of those things are problem areas that I read about on Miata net but I guess it really doesn’t matter as long as it works….feels good to know that I can still fix the car when I need to….

May 24th

Well….sore as heck from using a bunch of new muscles working on the car yesterday…my back is tight and painful so I guess there will be ibuprofen this morning…and I do need to work on it some more today to try to sort out why the parking brake is sticking…..didn’t do a whole lot else yesterday but I think I did enough with being busy into the afternoon…the brakes on the car are better with having useful pads on the back….they were down to the thickness of two sheets of paper….other than the car…not much to do today….I am going to clean some today but that is about it….more later….

Busy morning…

Well….it has been a pretty busy morning with the normal stuff but then putting new brakes on the back of the car…I thought it was going to be a hard job but it was really quite easy once I got into it…just a new type of caliper that I had to understand…even though it was easy, I did do a lot of damage to my hands…stuck a screwdriver into my left hand getting the anti rattle springs off and then bled all over everything for the rest of the job…and I have a big scrape on my right wrist that I have no clue how I got….and I lost one of those tiny springs on the passengers side that I did find after I had everything put back together so that will be a job ¬†for another day….the parking brake is still sticking a little so I may have to work on that another time…it does release if I yank on it a couple of times so I don’t think it’s any big deal….and greasing the slider pins may help that….at least it’s done…not sure if the brakes work any better but they should after I bed them in some…..the old ones were really, really thin….

May 23rd

Well…it was kind of a busy day yesterday…at least in the morning….I think I may have found the sticking in the parking brake in the car but we’ll see today….have been up since way too early today and I am still trying to figure out what the heck that is about…..My brother called me yesterday for the first time in a couple of years and that was kind of weird….no talk of substance but weird anyway…..I also had another flat on the rear tire on the bike…but it was flat before I went out so I didn’t have to walk back…and I replaced the handgrips, too since the old ones had holes worn in them and they looked ugly….not going to do too much today….have to wait for the rain to stop to get on the bike and I’m not too motivated anyway…more later….

May 22nd

Well..running a little early today with not sleeping too well last night…I’ve already been up an hour and a half but just now getting moving…hope it’s not that I’m getting older…I know I am but I don’t want that to be the reason….had an okay day yesterday but I didn’t get anything done…I did get a bike ride in but I’m not sure about that today…it’s cold out there and the wind is already almost 20 and I’m not sure I want another brutal ride…..not too sore today but my face got sandblasted on the bike yesterday and it hurts today…and I think I have a cold…my lungs have been iffy all morning and the coughing is back…okay…not going to bitch any more…need coffee and some news…more later….