Today was a day of getting some things accomplished around home. But, before I did, I went for a bicycle ride, which was my workout of the day, at the canal. I couldn’t resist taking photos as my day progressed.
There were fish in the canal. They are there to keep it clean, but there is the ever-present human-caused garbage, in other words “plastic,” everywhere. The fish can’t eat that, but apparently there are living things that can. Let them get busy, then! That’s what I say.
I also saw a turtle in the canal, but he dove deeper the moment he saw me. He was probably sick of people trying to catch him.
Next, I got home and got to work. I said I was going to clean up my GS bike, and I did. I worked on it for about three hours, and after it was over, I had grease on my face, arms, legs, but not my hands because I was wearing latex gloves.
I cleaned off the goop on the bottom of the bike. It is accumulated “fling” from the chain. I use a chain lube product that doesn’t fling too much, but sometimes in an emergency I have been forced to use lubes that do. That stuff has been building up on my bike for a long time, and even though I wasted a whole can of chain cleaner today, I got everything reasonably clean. There were a lot of little rocks caught up in there as well. All that junk stuck there can’t be good for the bike.
When I got finished, the bike was clean, but then I discovered I was out of chain lube! So, I will get that finished tomorrow. At least I can see things now and will be able to tell if something starts leaking.
This afternoon I worked on some movies I have shot in the past, editing, doing the voice-overs. I also tried to get old movies organized so I can make DVDs, then get the movies off my hard drives. Everything on that laptop is full, internal drive and also outboard drive. Yes, I filled up more than a terabyte of space. That seems amazing to me. Remember when a 20 mb hard drive was “big”? I do.
It wasn’t an exciting day, but I did get some things done that have needed to be done for a while. I just hope I can get additional creative projects finished in the next month so when I have to go back to work at the end of July I don’t have too many projects lined up left to do. But that’s impossible because usually when I get one thing done, 100 more ideas pop up and then I have more things that I want to do.