I havenâ€™t left yet.
I swear to you â€“ I have been up every morning at 6:30AM and working on getting the bike ready up till 10 PM when the neighbors give me the evil eye if I am using power tools. I kid you not.
The problems began Saturday
when I was mounting the battery boxes and I realized that the fasteners were too short. Being metric, no one in a 25 mile radius open on a Saturday had the specific type of hardware that I required â€“ I know cos thatâ€™s how far I went in search of. I ended up settling on #8 SAE fasteners, and by the time I returned to the task at hand â€“ it was 9:30PM, and I wasnâ€™t ready.
I thought that I could leave on Sunday
. Rescheduled the motel. Just a little bit more wiring to do. ACK! It took far longer than I had figured. Well â€“ letâ€™s cancel the plan, forgo the STP, and try again tomorrow (Monday
Go up again earlyâ€¦ actually I got up twice in the night to eat cos my body is thinkinâ€™ â€œWeâ€™re gonna go TODAY and Iâ€™m hungry so feed me fool!
â€ And I fed the hungry body and went back to bedâ€¦ twice. Got up at 6:30AM ready to tear arse. Look down the ToDo list, oh yeah â€“ I gotta have that USB-Charger for my cellphone â€“ DING: 1 hour
. Um, oh heck I need to cover up that wiring â€“ DING: 90 minutes later
. Oh, um â€“ I guess I should packâ€¦ hey them new Ortleibs donâ€™t look like my pair from last yearâ€¦ wtf? DING: 90 minutes of swapping hardware
My life is but a slew of details strung together by the two brain cells randomly firing in the ginormous void between these two ears. Actually he void is filled with sand but Iâ€™m not tellingâ€¦ The only show-stopper left is the 24 hour-day; if we had 30 hours â€“ I would be gone.
But at least I will be packed up and ready to go for the morning. Um, except â€“ there was a problem configuring the Speedict device as the driver wonâ€™t load, but Iâ€™m not going to let that stop me
. Um, but the turn signals that I bought turned out to be shite; I have 6 but only 4 are worth a damnâ€¦ no â€“ I take that back, they are NOT
worth a damn. But Iâ€™m not going to let that stop me!
But then I donâ€™t have a long-enough bolt for the steering dampener â€“ so that canâ€™t get mounted â€“ but Iâ€™m not going to let that stop me, no!!
And I donâ€™t have the Blinkies installed on the rear trailer â€“ but since Iâ€™m not leaving right now, itâ€™ll give me something to do tonight after I go fetch me a long enough bolt, two turn signals, and source the right driver for the Speedict â€“ dammit.
I guess itâ€™s safe to say that because I am now TWO WEEKS late that I have added another week back to my vacation.
So this is my Life: I hope I shall be v e r y
late for my own funeral.
Pictures of the finished assembly shortly. KF