Brain dumps

fork oil.
I’m wrestling with either terrible allergies or a terrible cold, so I stayed home from work today. Sitting on the couch and napping gives such a false sense of well-being; I’m trying to convince myself that if I was too sick to go to work, I’m too sick to try and replace my fork oil.

Anyway, I should really wait to do the fork oil until Peter’s home. I think it’s a bit optimistic to think that I can remove forks, drain the oil, replace the fork seal, replace the oil, and replace the forks…and take pictures of each step along the way. I’m fairly certain I’d need at least four hands to do that. So, wait I shall.

Hrm. I just went out into the garage for something, and it was warmer and cozier out there than it is on the couch. I hate being sick. It completely throws off my internal thermostat, and I end up with my hands being freezing while my legs are roasting, or vice-versa, and etc etc.

speaking of freezing and roasting.
After three weeks of playing phone tag with FedEx due to an incorrect address, I finally received my Kilimanjaro jacket. I had really wanted one for the Alaska trip, and was thrilled to find someone selling one — in my size, even! — on ebay for about 1/3 retail. Yay!

I’m very excited about this. My Wind Dancers friend Jenny says that she wore hers to Alaska last year; it kept her warm and dry through rainstorms, snowstorms, and Arctic temperatures. Since I also have a heated vest (as did Jenny), I’m pretty confident that the jacket will keep me nice and comfy.

The weather here has actually been pretty chilly in the mornings (~50F), so I’ll get a chance to wear the Kilimanjaro before leaving for Alaska. I’ll try to do a preliminary review before we go, and will update it upon our return.

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