Memorial Day Weekend - So Far
While I didn't have a trip planned for this weekend, I knew that I would be far from just sitting around, bored. I didn't want to do any big bike rides, since I am still recovering from last week's debacle, so I planned on doing some chores around the house. Two years ago, I built the fence around the back yard so that Oswald could come to live with us. This year, I worked on the bathroom.
I fitted a new wax seal to the toilet, reinstalled it loosely (to make sure my plywood wasn't so thick that the toilet wouldn't seal), then laid down some bamboo-finish laminate flooring. It comes in 36"x4" pieces, and they adhere to each other with a tongue and groove style attachment.
Now, the floor doesn't bounce like a trampoline when you walk in, and the toilet no longer rocks from side to side.
I also turned this:
I also sold the Yamaha XS-650 to Mark. The two or three of you who have read the blog since I started it may remember that I originally started blogging about the XS-650 project in 2006. I had it rideable, and used it to teach Tyler Max how to ride a motorbike, then it sat for quite some time. I had big plans for it but could never quite get it finished. I ended up selling the Streetracker tailpiece off of it, and it sat for a year, or so, in the storage building.
This afternoon, I installed high-rise bars and new cables on Tony Gallagher's 3-speed Schwinn Collegiate. Along with the banana seat, the bars really make the bike feel like an adult-sized StingRay. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture of it.
Tonight, I sat in the backyard and had a little fire in the firepit.
So far, it's been a nice a weekend.