Day 7.

Spent much of today replacing lock on workshop door. Forgot to drill keyhole. Many random holes in door which is now significantly lighter and weaker.

Put security alarm on garage door. Threw the ball for the dog. Ball hit garage door and knocked of sensor, setting off alarm. Sensor broken. Went inside to get tools and set off newly installed house alarm. Dogs going crazy.

Local police man comes round for a cuppa. Confirms bike has actually been stolen.

Reviewed many bikes that I cannot afford. Dismissed many bikes I could afford. Tried to negotiate a significant discount from LBS via email by asking for the slightly cheaper grips that could justify £1000 discount. No reply so far.

Now spent most of insurance money on bike magazines. Serious considering the bamboo frame, but no option for 0% credit.

Wore bike helmet round the house for most of the day. Drank my coffee watching out for cyclists riding past the house. Yelled obscenities at anyone riding a green bike.

Policeman came round again in the afternoon. Something about not yelling at other cyclists. No response yet from bike shop.