in the late morning i went with my sister to aldi's to get some groceries. it was a cold and cloudy day and it looked like it might rain at any moment but i knew we wouldn't be getting any rain until tomorrow. i got dropped off back at my place by 12:45pm. i took 15 minutes to get ready then rode the bicycle to belmont. even though i could've taken the motorcycle, i didn't want to give up my parking spot, and i'd already put the cover over it this morning.
not much happened the rest of the day. i helped my father move the small refrigerator from the car into the garage. i put away the hose in the backyard so it wouldn't be resting on the lawn when it does start raining tomorrow. i helped my parents fill out their mail-in voting ballots. i tried some honey crisp apple cider, it's not worth paying the extra because i really can't tell the difference between that and regular cider.
after dinner i returned home. two problems with my bike: the chain is skipping again, whenever i apply too much pressure to the pedals. this is a pain whenever i'm going up a hill. i can fix it but it requires some tinkering with the rear derailleur and shifter, maybe something i work on this week. the other problem is my new bike light tends to droop whenever i hit a bump. it's kind of annoying and i'm adjusting the light the whole time i'm riding. maybe i can put some non-slip tape on the handlebar so the rubber strap on the bike light won't creep. it's mostly because the light is very front heavy; if they designed it so it was balanced, it wouldn't droop like this.
there was a chargers-saints game tonight, i had it in the background but i wasn't really watching. i ended up turning it off, only to turn it back on when they were in overtime with the saints in the lead.