It was a beautiful day today, blue skies and low 70s, couldn't ask for more. A day like this often motivates me to do something useful so I opened up my notebook and looked at my list of maintenance and DIY projects.
My list is starting to get pretty short having accomplished a lot since I've been here at Lake Amistad NRA. I picked a project that's pretty easy but has to be done in good weather, and as usual it's a project I've been putting off since last Summer.
The ramp that my Yamaha WR450 sits on has always only had one strip of nonskid tape right down the middle but I always felt it needed nonskid tape to cover the whole thing. So last summer I bought a roll of nonskid to do the project but for various reasons beyond my control [ laziness ] I didn't get around to it until today.
Due to the highly technical nature of this project, the delicacy of the materials used and strict application guidelines. it can only be carried out within certain weather parameters. The temperature has to be above 73°,... And that's so my fingers don't get cold. The humidity needs to be below 70%,.... because I don't want to sweat too much. The winds must be calm,... So I don't get dust in my eyes. And the sun should be directly overhead,... So I can see everything real good. And the most important thing of all, there must be a 30 minute window of opportunity to complete the project,... Or I'll get tired and quit.
I got a late start on the project waiting for the conditions to be just perfect, but a couple of hours after lunch I got after it with a vengeance and knocked the project out well within the allotted time frame.
For those of you out there that have jobs, and you know who you are, you understand that feeling of accomplishment when you complete a job you should have done six months ago, and it's a great feeling isn't it? So I think I'll find some more things that need to be done, just so I can put them off for six months and experience that sense of accomplishment that I felt today.