I got up at early o’clock so that I could go for a ride before the temperature started to rise too far. As I started off I heard a creak from the crank. This started spelling “game over”. The creaking got louder and louder. By the time I got to the meeting point the crank was loose, there was no way that I would be cycling at any speed on that. My only option was to limp home slowly. I was a little disappointed.
I got home fully intending to go out cycling with the Wednesday morning slow group. I sat on the sofa, had a cup of tea, closed my eyes. When I opened them, it was way past the time that they set off. I knew I was tired but I didn’t realise quite how tired I’d become.
I strung the other chair up today. Once I’d done the rope work I sat in it, just to test it. Everything seemed OK until I slid out of the seat. That’s when all the cords broke down one side. I took the seat down in disgust. The day had go off to a bad start and was continuing that way.
In an effort to make amends for this morning I tried to repair my bike. In theory all I had to do was tighten the crank bolts. It didn’t matter how much I tried the crank still creaked. This is a bad sign as it means that the crank is damaged and will be prone to undoing from now on in. I don’t really want to buy a new crank set at the moment. I just tightened it up as much as I could and hoped that it would not fall apart too rapidly.
I found the game Universal Paper clips on the internet this afternoon. It looked like a simple little game but it was so highly addictive that it swallowed up the rest of the day. I really shouldn’t have started but once I did it was all encompassing.
I pulled myself away from the game for a few minutes to water the garden. It had been a steamy and hot day and the flowers had started to wilt. I think that they were grateful for the drink and the perked up considerably.
We prepared salmon and salad for dinner this evening and ate it whilst watching the television. The weather forecast told us that it would be a lot cooler tomorrow but not until the afternoon.
We spent the evening entering open water swims and playing with the cats. In fact, we mainly played with the cats.