Yesterday after church I went up to my parent’s house. I made tacos and then my dad and I did some maintenance stuff on my bike. My mom offered to spread some old blankets over the living room floor so I was able to hang out with my brothers while cleaning my bike. (They stole my laptop to watch America’s Got Talent youtube clips on the couch.)
We took apart the front wheel and I learned about cone wrenches, jam nuts and the 20 little bearings that make my wheel spin. Once I finished cleaning all the pieces I put it back together with a little coaching from my dad. He will make a bike mechanic out of me yet!
My view of daylight savings time in the fall:
“Yay, one more hour to sleep tonight!”
My view of daylight savings time in the spring:
An evil government conspiracy to make us believe they can control time.
I made the mistake of not putting all my clocks forward so this morning when I woke up the clock on the stove read 1:55. Mentally, that was pretty disheartening. So I changed the time and instantly felt slightly more energetic. That is a lie, changing a stove clock does not create energy.
But do you know what does make me more energetic? Getting out on the road and being under the light of a smiling moon. It was unbelievably warm out and it felt so good to have the wind blowing against my face.
As soon as the sun came up, we tipped over into above freezing temperatures! Oddly enough, even though the weather was so warm outside, the frost is so deep that the town I work in has a frozen pipe advisory.
The ride home was beautiful, bright and warm. What more can I ask for?
To work (10 miles)
3:25 am to 4:20 am
31F, 12 mph West wind, 20 mph gusts
From work (10 miles)
3:30 pm to 4:25 pm
36F, 20 mph West wind, 31 mph gusts
Errand #5 Work (Work or Volunteering)
Distance: 20 miles