It’s bad enough when you spend nearly thirty-six hours in bed, except for the periods of time you are scooting to the bathroom, or sauntering into the kitchen to get another Gatorade so that you don’t get dehydrated.
I didn’t need any more challenges put in front of me, even if they are minor challenges on the Grand Scale of Life.
But you can probably guess that I’ve had some…
For the first time ever I’ve had challenges upgrading software on my Mac. My Mac is not recognizing that there is a new software update that was released two days ago. Every time I’ve tried to manually update things I’d get the dreaded spinning beach ball (Apple’s version of the Windows spinning watch), the fans in the computer start spinning up to the point to which it sounds as if the computer will take flight, and then the machine’s performance drops considerably until I kill the software update process and reboot. Ugh.
Oh, I’m home again today. I’m feeling a lot better, but not ready to reintegrate myself into society.
And then there’s the new bike rack…
In an effort to feel somewhat productive and avoid the wrath of Allan by not having the new bike rack in use for tomorrow’s ride, I decided to assemble the new rack this morning. Honestly “assemble” is too strong of a word for this bike rack because all I had to do is attach two components using one bolt and remove the 2″ hitch adapter collar by unscrewing another.
I’m half done.
I swear to Geebus that I nearly had an aneurism trying to unscrew the bolt attaching the 2″ hitch adapter collar. In fact, it’s still attached.
Before you ask: Yes, I was turning in the proper direction.
It seems as if the damn thing was attached using an impact wrench. I’ve applied as much leverage as my 215-pound body can apply, no luck. I inserted the hex wrench into the bolt and tapped on the end using a hammer in an attempt to “crack” the connection and get the loosening started, no luck. I quit before I completely stripped the bolt head.
I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m tired of being frustrated.
Here’s to hoping that things turn for the better real soon.