Comment Box is loading comments...

Is It Cold Enough For You

January 31, 2019
We are in the grip of a Polar Vortex and it's pretty cold out there. I saw about five below during the night without the wind chill. My dogs are not happy about the combination of cold and snow on the ground but go out anyway. We even have a water pipe that freezes and we lose cold water in the kitchen. This will end in a couple of days, thank heavens, but it's not a lot of fun while it's here.
We have been down to Long Island twice in the last month to visit the Parents. Mom fell bringing in the garbage and banged up her hand. She needed help with day to day tasks and someone has been there helping out since it happened. Linda and I drove down the day after she fell and covered for three days until my sister, Chris, from North Carolina could come up to take over. Chris began to catch up with the cleaning and feeding in addition to getting them to various doctor appointments. Dad is wearing out at ninety-two years of age and Mom has been taking care of him. Given that she is not far behind him in years this injury has put a crimp in her abilities. After Chris departs my brother Rob will fill in and hopefully we will have a handle on what's needed to maintain their lifestyle by then. Old age is cruel beast.
Beyond that we are all waiting for Spring. We have had three notable snow storms so far and clearing the driveway and walk is a chore. Fortunately I have a good snow blower but the walk needs to be shoveled by hand. Winter still has two months to go so I'm sure we will be shoveling again. Spring can't come soon enough.
 

A New Year

January 9, 2019
Quite a bit has happened since I last came here. The worst news is that my faithful Black Lab, Phoebe, has passed away. She had a tumor that choked off organs and we had to put her down. She was my little warrior and went peacefully at the end. At only ten years of age she should have had many more years but disease took her.
The holidays were very busy for us. Linda and I visited Long Island several times and had welcome visits with family. The traffic there is horrendous but we survived. We ...
Continue reading...
 

Bad Weather

November 12, 2018
While I have been working at Kmart more than ever in the last month, the weather has kept me off the bikes. There has been more rain than anyone can remember and if it isn't raining it's been seasonably cold. Every day I'm looking forward to a ride the weather isn't cooperating. All I can do is visit the bikes and promise not to forget them.
As I'm sure many of you have heard Sears Holding Corporation is closing stores left and right. It was recently announced that the Kmart I work in is closi...
Continue reading...
 

Further Adventures

September 20, 2018
It has been many years since I rode in an organized motorcycle event and recently I did a good one. We had seen signs around the area advertising a charity motorcycle event in Poughkeepsie and I had decided I would do it. That meant going through the list of likely bikes I would have available and deciding which one to ride. My most likely candidate was the 250cc Nighthawk. I have been using it a lot lately and have gotten quite comfortable on it. I knew it would be at a disadvantage in terms...
Continue reading...
 

All Kinds Of News

August 31, 2018
This past week we had the Parents here with us for a few days. The house in Levittown was in need of some work that required that Mom and Dad be out of the place. They arrived on Thursday and we had a barbecue for lunch to mark the occasion. Over the course of the next few days I worked with my Dad on his laptop while Mom and Linda chatted, watched TV and Mom finished the book she bought with her. On Saturday my bother Bill and his wife Toni came to stay overnight, see the parents and pick up...
Continue reading...
 

Riding Season

August 1, 2018
There were two notable events in the past week. I reawakened a slumbering member of the fleet and a bicycle ride in Town.
My small, 50cc bike, Rocket has been silent for over two years and it was time to get it going again. That bike never ceases to amaze me and this was no exception. The battery has been dead for years and I usually started it by using the kick start lever. Recent attempts had been unsuccessful so I pushed it into a shed to attack later. Last week I decided to try push starti...
Continue reading...
 

I'm Back

July 3, 2018
Right after I posted my last entry Linda and I got tremor causing news. My ninety plus year old parents had been dancing their customory Lindy (a dance from the Dark Ages) for their Senior Group at a Long Island restaurant. In short, they tangled feet and Mom went crashing to the floor, breaking her hip. We rushed down the next morning for the surgery to repair her joint and arrived right after its completion. She survived the surgery and was sent to a rehab facility three days later.
Of cours...
Continue reading...
 

A Really Busy time

May 25, 2018
I finally finished getting the Honda Nighthawk inspected and legal. Now comes the fun part, riding it. The bike has led a challenging life and many parts of it show. The engine runs with gusto and is a tribute to Honda's engineering staff. I've already had one offer to buy it. It looks and sounds quite sporty.
Now to the busy part. Linda and I have been wearing a track in the road from here to Deposit and back.The house has lost its last occupant and we have been working our geriactic fingers ...
Continue reading...
 

Almost Done

April 24, 2018
I bought the 250 Honda Nighthawk over two years ago and nursed it back to health. This past Sunday I installed a new front brake switch and now the brake light glows when I pull the lever. The last step is finally upon me, getting it inspected. Everything is now up to snuff and it should breeze through easily. Of all the bikes in the fleet the Honda is the one that may stay the longest. It fits me well, it's not heavy and gets good gas mileage. I love the big Kawasaki and its horsepower but m...
Continue reading...
 

Spring Is Almost Here

April 5, 2018
After several snowstorms warmer weather is finally coming. I still may not be riding again soon since April Showers are on the horizon but better days are coming. I still only have been visiting the bikes in the garage but they will be venturing forth soon. My driveway is finally clear of snow so when the temperature and conditions allow I'll be off and riding.
Easter weekend was beautiful though and we enjoyed family gatherings both here and on Long Island. On Saturday Linda's son and family ...
Continue reading...
 

My Ride


Jim Zeiser If you wish to comment my e-mail address is h1500e@hotmail.com. I'd like to hear anything-good or bad-that anyone would like to say. As they said in college, we're all lifelong learners.

Categories


Make a free website with Yola