Tuesday, August 3, 2010

cough cough

The highlight of the past week has been an incessant cough that just doesn't seem to go away. I haven't really felt sick, nor have I had any symptoms aside from drainage into my throat (yummy!). I've been told mold has been high, and that is an allergen I'm fairly certain I'm allergic to, so I believe it's only allergies causing this cough. Nevertheless, even today I am still suffering from the cough, although it seems to finally be calming down (knock on wood).

In reality, there have been several highlights in the past week. The main one was our house party last Friday night, in celebration of Justin's 24th birthday. We had quite a few people at the house, and overall I had a fun time. I was up until 3 AM, whereas people more hardcore than me were up until around 5 AM. I was surprised I lasted as long as I did, considering my bedtime is typically 11 PM nowadays.

The other highlight has been my motorcycle maintenance. As of writing this, I have completed the following tasks:
  • Disassemble and replace forks
  • Remove wheels, take to shop and get new tires put on
  • Tighten kickstand bolt
  • Replace sprockets and drive chain
  • Flush coolant lines, replace antifreeze
  • Replace oil and oil filter
  • Replace and lube clutch cable
I still have the following tasks to take care of, but as of right now my motorcycle is finally ridable again:
  • New brake pads/brake fluid
  • Adjust valve clearance
  • Replace spark plugs
  • Clean air suction valves
  • Carburetor sync
The fun part is that I don't know anything about a couple of those! Don't worry, though, I have a service manual that details every step.

Unfortunately, I don't have anything else to add (or more appropriately, I don't feel like thinking about what else to add), despite not having blogged in a week. Most of my free time in the last week has been spent doing the above, so really there hasn't been all that much. Remember when I jammed my thumb? My thumb is still not fully healed, but it's mostly better. I can't put full pressure on it, and there are some things I still can't quite do. I wonder how long it'll be until it's 100%?

Oh, and I've been going a bit crazy with the links to the left, adding links almost daily. Even if my blog isn't updated daily, you still might want to check daily for new links and tidbits.  You never know when it might help you with Qrank!

...and now for something completely different (fast-forward to the middle of the video)

1 comment:

  1. during one of our first few seasons of kickball, i ended up jamming my ring finger on one hand and my thumb on another.

    i wasn't able to pop the knuckles that were jammed for probably 6 months after it happened, so be prepared to wait for 100%. they'll be a good 80-90% for a while.