Okay, so yesterday (Friday) was an incredibly productive day. It felt great. I even took a scary step to crossing off one more thing from my yearly list. That list item was to get my bike fixed. Last summer my bike broke, and while, in the past when something went wrong (seat was stolen, crank cracked, entire bike stolen, etc.) I just went ahead, ordered the parts myself and fixed it, or in the case of my bike being stolen, just bought the same exact bike all over again. This time was different. I was sure it was something more difficult to fix, would parts for this bike still be available even? but I was equally terrified of taking it into the bike shop and having the cycle guys look at me and laugh their asses off about trying to get a Huffy repaired at their top of the line Schwinn shop. So much so, that last fall, after lots of shopping, I bought a new bike. It didn’t take long before realizing that bike was a horrible fit and had to be returned. I figured it would be worth the amount of money to fix my old bike, even if the cost was equal to the amount of a new bike because I knew that I would ride it, it would fit and I’d be happy to have MY BIKE back.
Also, getting my bike repaired is pretty important to another yearly goal, walking or riding my bike to work every day for a month. And while I don’t mind walking, it takes an additional 35 to 40 minutes to walk to work, and only 15 minutes to ride my bike. There are no guarantees that it won’t be raining for a whole month so riding with a raincoat for 15 minutes is much more desirable than walking with an umbrella for 40. Although I did allow for rain days to be exempt, I’d be much prouder of myself if I toughed out those days.
So I took my bike in, they seemed unfazed by the brand and even had the replacement part on hand. It should be ready for pick up in a week. Yahtzee!
Now that I have Fridays off, I try to keep a To Do list to make sure that the extra day doesn’t get wasted. Yesterday I was able to cross off the majority of things on my list, way more than any other Friday. I posted to my blog, listed new items, went to the post office, went to the bank, paid a bill, paid another bill, paid yet another bill, did some shopping, and still had time to start a new project, and hang out with Dacia.
As for today. I don’t really have anything planned. Perhaps I should create a Saturday To Do list because it’s already past 10:30 a.m. and other than cooking breakfast and typing this, I sit here in my pj’s and have no foresight into what will happen for the rest of the day.
Have a good weekend. Hopefully I will return tomorrow with glimpses into my new project. Hint, the picture at the top is a bit of a clue.