Since I'm not really going anywhere or doing anything I was growing weary of my same old photographs, so I decided to animate a photograph just for a change of pace.
Feeling the slightest twinge of ambition, I squirted some grease in the trailer bearings this morning. It's not a hard job but it is a messy job and even though I had lots of paper towels handy bearing grease is like a virus, everything it gets near catches it. You get a little on your hands and that ends up on your screwdriver, your flashlight, the door handle, and your nose. And from there it migrates to the refrigerator door, the kitchen faucet, and your brand-new easy chair.
Bearing grease is designed to be tenacious, greasy, and waterproof, and those very qualities that makes it great for lubricating bearings makes it difficult to deal with when applying it. I use an Amsoil synthetic bearing grease, having learned long ago that lubricant for ball and roller bearings is not where you want to try and save a few bucks. And for a lazy guy like me it seems to last longer than the cheap stuff, and that means less future effort on my part.
The weather around here finally got back to where it should be for early fall, which is warm in the daytime and requires a light blanket at night which to me is perfect. I've been looking at the weather in places where I would normally go in the winter and it appears that everything is still way too hot for my taste. I know the South will be cooling off shortly but right now in Denver its just about perfect.
At the moment I still don't know when and where I'm going this winter, with the when being based on, cooler weather in the South, getting my personal taxes completed, and finishing up some family things. The where is more difficult, the El Niño weather pattern still has me concerned about going to the Southeast, but going to the same places in the West doesn't sound all that interesting either. Fortunately being a procrastinator allows me to put off decisions like that until the very last minute without losing any sleep at all worrying about what I'm going to do.
The Arctic Fox in my boondocking spot next to my daughter's house.