Yesterday was a bit on the hectic side. I was trying to avoid going into town until Monday, but I had some books that belong to a friend that he needed returned, so I decided to do that and run some errands.
Among the errands was a new harness for one of my dogs, a relative youngster who has basically outgrown his old one. The best place in Fairbanks to find dog mushing gear is Coldspot Feeds, and I swear I can NOT go into that store without spending a TON of money.
I went in for a single harness, and came out with 2 harnesses (really do need to have a spare handy), a picket line, a bottle of Algyval, name tags to rivet to the dog's collars, a basket muzzle for a rowdy boy who will be visiting the vet for a checkup tomorrow, and a checking account that is lighter by nearly $200.00. Sheesh!!!!
I returned Bob's books and enjoyed a nice lunch with him, his lovely wife and their wonderfully rowdy children. I usually enjoy kids but don't often get to spend time around them. It was actually a very fun visit.
Then I drove back home to install a new brush bow on one of my sleds. It took longer than expected and didn't come out quite as I'd like, but it was the best I could do with the materials at hand. I'll have to do the job all over again later, when I've purchased a longer strip of material for the bow. While doing the brush bow I found some lashings that needed replaced, so I did that. Then I noticed that the drag brake needed some work, so I did that. At least now the sled looks to be ready to run.
Then I mounted the new ID tags on a couple of collars, fed the team and scooped the yard (perpetual chores), and finally fed the human. I had contemplated going over to the Lodge for supper but ended up vegetating in front of the idiot box for a couple of hours before dragging my sorry arse off to bed.
Here's the training report from yesterdays run:
2 February; Friday: +32 degrees at start & finish.