Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Update - 18 Jan.

Ok, I've been remiss in not blogging for a week. Nothing much to report on anything fun. One kid with a cough and one with strep throat. Work beating me down. A threatened re-org could bring woe unto me. Too windy and or rainy for this wimpy one to be riding outside and lets face it, riding the indoor trainer makes for poor reports. Personal tonnage creeping SLOWLY down. Did some outside work in the cold, clearing fencelines on the southeast property line. Best to do it this time of year, even though it isn't a joy to do, by spring the thorns grow fast. Saw an awesomely beautiful, huge, red fox (Vulpes vulpes) crossing a neighbors field. Really, really red. I hope he lives close by. He was probably out looking for a little fox honey of his own. That time of year, ya know.

How about this: I dropped a mint on a new hub. We'll have to wait for pics until it gets here though. This will be for a bombproof rear wheel on the Quickbeam for off road use. No more stripped threads. With a riding buddy moving closer I'll have to start working on the offroad stuff for real, just to come in last. There goes the "save money" resolution from a few days ago with a bonus for ticking off the spouse ("It Costs HOW Much!!!"). Made it to the 18th, a new record for me. The only place I'm making progress is in cleaning the basement. One load to the dump and another to Goodwill. Now to get the freebies and stuff for sale going. Sorry Steve, no Phil Dick sci-fi. I have William Gibson, Steve Perry, AD Foster, Jack Chalker, and many others (fair amount of cyberpunk) are free to good homes. You pay shipping or come pick them up. I'll get a real list together.

2 Comments:

Blogger iconoclasst said...

Alas, PKD rarely gets the boot from personal collections. BTW, their making "A Scanner Darkly" into a movie...hope they don't go and eff it up, but of course, that's what usually happens. That was a great book.

What kinda hub? Phil? Paul?

9:05 PM  
Blogger iconoclasst said...

Oops, just noticed it's to star Keanu Reeves...no hope whatsover now...oh well, at least I know up front not to bother seeing it when it comes out.

9:07 PM  

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