Jan 27 2009
Nothing earth-shattering here. Indoor rides are humming along. Hour here. Couple hours there. It all adds up. I’m keeping things in the 6-8 hours a week range right now. That’ll last until mid February when I get back from Hawaii. Doesn’t seem to make a ton of sense to start increasing time or intensity when I’m going to be taking a full week off. I’ll also order the new MTB when I get back too. Exciting.
In the meantime, I’ve been riding some, brewing some, and trying to chase down some of those mildly irritating household fix-its that have been coming up. First, an electrical line got a short circuit somewhere during the big that we had in late Dec. after the snowstorm. It’s an outdoor/basement line. I’ve chased it down to either the outside walkway lights or the outside outlet. Haven’t taken it any further than that. Next, a hose in the hot tub spring a leak. That took a little time to get a new hose and replace it. There’s others but I must be mentally blocking them right now.
Got a couple brews in the works right now. One was a double alt I made around x-mas. Looks like the yeast pooped out and it failed to finish fermenting. I’ve gon through various phases with it; begging, pleading, bribing, cursing – but it still won’t finish. Threw in some champaigne yeast but that hardly budged it. Right now, it’s in the basement in a 10 gal. keg just sitting there. I should try to pick up a bunch of yeast from Hopworks to finish it out. If that doesn’t work, then there’s not much more I can do. Drink it I guess, but I’m not a fan of sweeter beers. The second beer I just made Sunday, an ESB, turned out good. It’s in the basement too, bubbling away.
Have I mentioned that a week in Hawaii is just 12 days away. I can almost taste the rum punch already. A second trip this year, possibly to Disneyworld (whatever the FL one is), is being worked out with my side of the family for late August. Still hammering out the details with the rest of my family.
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