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I found myself spilling things and making other "off" mistakes yesterday, a sure sign of fatigue, so it seemed like a good day for low-ambition projects. Laundry and finances tonight, though.

An order from Velo-Orange finally showed up, containing a replacement seatpost for the one that started slipping on the 200k, plus some fender hardware that got rattled off of the Jolly Roger a long while back. Fortunately, I didn't have any issues with the slippery seatpost on the 300k, so now I'm tempted to leave it a while longer. The fender hardware meant that I FINALLY got to reattach the Jolly Roger's front fender, with the awesome heavy-duty bracket that randomdreams fabricated for me:

Returning the Jolly Roger to full-fendered glory

I am thinking it might be time for another front basket, too, if the Amish guy is still making them. Also, I don't entirely like this cell phone camera. Hard to tell whether pictures are in focus or not under low-light conditions. Sigh.

I ate All The Things yesterday, too. I think my body needed the calories. I even bought a big tub of chocolate-chocolate chip ice cream at the grocery store, and a bowl of that tasted phenomenal. Plus a big vat of mac-n-cheese with carrots and peas, three of the burritos I didn't wind up eating during the brevet, a couple of homemade Liege waffles reheated in the toaster oven, a leftover kolachi, and, well, you get the idea. Then I made some lemon-lavender muffins, and baked a French apple cake for the birthday of an undergraduate in the lab.

I'm also getting tantalizingly close to finishing up a knitted sweater-vest project. There will be photos when it's finished. I'm not in love with the color scheme, but I'll wear it anyway, and it came out tolerably well, all things considered. You'll see what I mean.

Emma says that it's still very cold out, but she gets annoyed if she sits in my lap and I'm too fidgety. She's really happy that I've started opening the curtain to let in a sunbeam that falls right onto her basket with its heating pad.

Spoiled warm cat


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Apr. 28th, 2015 02:17 am (UTC)
Aw, yeah, it looks like the bracket even fits!
Apr. 28th, 2015 02:57 am (UTC)
It does! Thank you again!

I did have to take it over to the local bike co-op, though, to put it in a vise and do a little bit of "persuading." I don't think the fatigue will be that much of an issue. It's annoying how many fiddly little steps were involved in getting this thing put back together. But I'm glad I live in a town with a bike co-op again, because it's soooo helpful to have occasional access to all the miscellaneous little tools!
Apr. 28th, 2015 03:08 am (UTC)
It is so pleasant to have access to a decent vise. I'm not sure it's physically possible to bend that thing with handheld tools.
Apr. 28th, 2015 05:30 pm (UTC)
Decent vise, YES! I gave one to S for his birthday (or was it Winter Pagan Holiday?) a year or two ago, but he trucked it back to Phoenix along with his workbench when he trucked back Princess TinyCar.

I don't feel like I need to personally Own All The Tools, especially because of how much I keep moving around, but I really appreciate the access. It was way too hard to try and find tools in Texas, which makes absolutely no sense, but is the Texan way, I guess.
Apr. 29th, 2015 03:56 am (UTC)
Access to a tool lending library is an awesome substitute for your own shop, it's true.
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