It's been a long, tiresome week. I picked my KTM up at 6 pm, the day before I went back to work last week. I finished up my work week Sunday, having worked 52 hours over the past four days. I signed up for two days over time if they needed help in the pressroom. I woke up at 7 am this morning and checked my phone. Whew ... no calls. That means they don't need me and I can go ride today. I need to break the new top end in and then I will be ready to hammer the thing as hard as I want to. Just as I was heading out to the shop to service my bike before taking it out, I get a call ... from work. So, I spent my first day off working. I will also spend my last day off this week working. I hope my daughter appreciates all the over time that my wife and I are putting in to put money in her wedding fund.
We had some serious weather changes blow through over the weekend, and I am still aching over them. It didn't throw me into a flare, just a lot of extra aches and pain. We have had high winds and rain along with a 25 degree drop in temperature. My RA has been very grouchy this past weekend. Everything short of my left shoulder has ached or hurt over the last 4 days, but I'm still smiling. I am starting to crawl out from under the extra aches today, even after working 10 hours on my first day off.
I get to enjoy one of my three days off this week tomorrow. I am taking my KTM out for a 50 mile partial break in ride, can't wait. Then I'm going to spend the other half of the day with my daughter. She wants me to come up and just hang out for a while. If that doesn't make you smile, as a parent, nothing will.