28 June 2007 - 3:32Empty House
I am home alone. While some may rejoice at the prospect, it does come with a penalty. It is awfully BORING. In my “free” time I have taken to watering the garden. I’m pretty well house trained, so I do my own clean up, laundry and other chores on time, so I’m not living in the reckless abandon of bachelor life.
I still wake up at 6. Sure there are dogs to walk, and cats to help be on the right side of the door, but otherwise, it’s quite dull.
It doesn’t help that it’s 98° with a million % humidity right now. No riding.
Lots of working.
I even turned on the relatively ineffective AC in the shop. One corner gets ice cold, then a ceiling fan moves the hot air into the cold air. The result is a slightly less uncomfortable temperature to work in.
I got to miss the Big Wheeled Ballyhoo, an event I quasi inspired with my Meat-up. I was really hoping to be able to go, but it was a long shot, and I fell short. The shop can be all consuming. It can be tough being the onliest guy at Bike 29.
We did put together this sweet RIP for a local customer this last week.
I’ve been building wheels like crazy (great!)
My baseball team got swept (ehh…)
My dog even ran away on Monday after an unfortunate gastronomical event (horrifying!!)
I don’t have 4th, 5th or even 6th bowls of Cheerios to get for my boy (sad)
All that will change soon.
I have a Bandersnatch to build for a new convert. A RIP for another.
And before too long, my family will return, and life will resume it’s ridiculous pace.
I’d like to givea big shout out to Guitar Ted, and Tim Grahl @ Twentynineinches for all their fantastic effort with the Ballyhoo. While I think that they are bike visionaries of sorts, more importantly, I think they are really cool guys I have only ever dealt with on email and blog. I’m most sad about not being able to play bikes with them in Decorah, put faces to names, names to rides and rides to stories after.
There is always Interbike…