COVID-19 Wk 61: Back to Normal(ish)?

Took a bit of a “posting vacation” the past few weeks. Sometimes it’s just nice to do stuff and not feel obligated to write about it (mostly pressure I put on myself). And sometimes I spend way too much freaking time in front of a computer at work and don’t want to touch one on…

COVID-19 Wk 58: Vaccine No. 2 Hangover

I had my second Pfizer vaccine this past Thursday morning. I was fairly ecstatic to have this done and out of the way. My informal querying of friends and coworkers seemed to indicate I would probably get some side effect(s). The big question was what and when. By 8pm on Thursday night I started to…

COVID-19 Wk 57: Skull Hollow Camping

Mia and I (and Codi) finally got out for a little excursion/fun/adventure in our van Clifford from Wayfarer Vans. I’ve spent a few solo nights in it since November, but, this was Mia’s first trip. We had a plan about 10 days ago to get out of Forest Grove and head someplace dry. I was…

COVID-19 Wk 56: Maintaining

It has been a quiet week, which is a good thing. I focused on some simple, but, long overdue bike maintenance. I’ve been collecting the required parts all winter to give the Independent Fabrications Crown Jewel a drivetrain overhaul. It’s crazy but two replacement chainrings for my Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed crankset were going to…

COVID-19 Wk 55: Partially Vaccinated

I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine this past week. I wish I could express just exactly how freaking pleased I am with this. My second shot is three weeks out and then two weeks after that I hope to God that I am “good to go”. My arm was pretty sore the…

COVID-19 Wk 54: Proof of Concept

I didn’t write anything for week 53. Other than building a raised bed for some blueberry bushes in the backyard not a lot was going on. I spent way too much time in front of a computer screen last week too. We’re in the middle of budget season at my job and I spent hours…