And not in the political sense.
Despite the admonishments from a certain anonymous commentor, who there is a 80% chance is a particularly dry-humored friend of mine from NYC, I rode the “crotch rocket” to work today. And frankly I felt better having done it. And the bike seems happier as well. ;-)
It was nice getting to work on the bike even if I did get there later than I like to. It wasn’t just me riding today either because there’s at least four bikes in the parking lot today including mine. I suspect we’ll see more of them as the years go by.
The rain barrel came in yesterday and it was strangely light. Very cool though. If I could find the red pepper barrels locally I’d just make my own.
While there was a nicety in that it had a brass spigot on it instead of plastic I will have to fine a complete screen for the top so I can drill more holes as having just one hole in the center may not work under heavy rain. Other than that all I have to do is buy a couple of cinder blocks to lift it off the ground and then cut the downspout at the right location and it’ll be good to go.
Now I just need to get more of them over time...
My wife, who complains that I never write about her any more ;-) , has decided that Wii need to be more fit. I was itching to pick up a Wii anyway so I could try out things like Avatar for the Wii or Soul Caliber Legends. I wish they made Soul Caliber IV for the Wii but it would requite a buttload of new programming on their part so I can understand if they don’t make that.
Oh and I will certainly be buying the new Star Wars game for the Wii once it’s released. I may even pre-order it at the same time we buy the Wii. There’s just something about using the lightsaber in a natural motion...
So we’re taking money out of the credit union account to buy a Wii with all the trimmings including Wii Fit. And I’m actually good with that.
On other fronts it’s going to be at least another week before we get another crop of cucumbers. I was successful in de-watermeloning the cucumber vines. One thing I’ve noticed about the VanDoren watermelons is that the vines spread a lot more than other I’ve seen. They are slightly choking out the Midnights so I’ll have to separate those two as well. Beans should be ready again in three-four days. The beetles appear to be almost gone so most of the plants should do better now. I _have_ to remember to get those traps for next year.
I’d like to get the garage done before either my dry-humored friend or another friend shows up. It’s a lot of work but I think the results will be great and leave a lot of room for organization in the house. I just hate cluttering up the empty vehicle space but hopefully it won’t be cluttered for long.
The three biggest parts I want to accomplish out there are:
1) The shelves against the West wall.
2) The workbench.
3) Get the rack separated out and prepped for moving into the basement.
Other things would be:
Getting the metal lateral files and the desk drawer cabinets prepped for moving into the house.
Getting the freestanding workbench up against the South wall.
Moving the “toolbox” dresser next to the air compressor on the East wall.
A nice plus would be getting the couch and drink fridge moved into their final location but we’ll have to see how it goes.
Once the shelves are built though I’ll be able to easily bring out stuff from the office area inside the house and move the lateral files inside. Thankfully those are light enough to move easily using the dolly. I still won’t be able to completely relinquish that room until I can move my servers down into the basement but hopefully that won’t take too long either. In fact I’m going to order the UPS batteries today so the only things left will be DSL cabling and installing everything into the rack.
Much to do...