Had a funny day today. The shelving system that hung on my garage walls all collapsed sometime in the early hours this morning. Glass Demi-Johns were smashed on the floor from when I made wine, tools and nails etc went everywhere. Miraculously none of the vehicles were damaged. Tidied up as best I could then suddenly realised I was going to be late for my Friday tennis match. Raced down to the club and found none of my gang were there.Weird, they're normally quite a punctual bunch. Then had a nagging doubt that it wasn't Friday. I tried but I was too stupid to work out how to find out the day of the week on my phone so I asked a guy working on one of the courts. I'll admit he looked at me funny as he said it was Thursday. Raced back home hoping I'd get back before the wife realised I was gone - there would definitely be punishment for playing tennis 5 days on the trot this weekend. Managed to get home and changed without her noticing - result! Decided to spend the rest of the day building a new storage system in the garage with pegboard for tools etc. Went to Ikea on the Enfield, bought all the flat packed boxes out to the bike and found the Rok straps I was going to use were too short to hold everything down - people were taking photos of me in the car park as I tried ever more creative ways of loading the bike. 1st attempt failed on the main road (oops), 2nd attempt got me home (hooray). I've just come in from the garage now - covered in crap but feeling like I've spent the day well (whatever day it is).
PS I should also mention I'd bought a heavy weight hammer on the way to Ikea and hoped I could store it in the canvas pannier but the weight meant it wouldn't stay in and the only thing I could think of was to stuff the hammer down my trousers and try to avoid any bumps in the road. That, and the fact I had to have one arm balancing the load behind me, meant it wasn't a particularly safe ride home.