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Life Continues

September 27, 2016
After a glorious Honeymoon it was time to get back to real life. On the Monday after the vacation I had to kiss my Bride goodbye early in the morning as she drove off to work. My task at that point was to retrieve the dogs from the kennel where they boarded for the week. The tail wagging and panting was about as intense as I've ever seen and the race from the car to the front door rivaled the Kentucky Derby. The relief on their faces to be home again was palpable.
After a "Normal" week of living we set out on Saturday to remove more items from the Deposit house. In addition to important papers, a shelf and boxes of linens I rode the big Kawasaki to its new home. We made much better time than we had with the smaller bikes. The Kawasaki has much more power and can cruise at greater speeds than its little brothers. It still gets fifty miles per gallon or more depending on how hard I push it. With the windshield blocking the wind it is fairly comfortable on long stretches. I bought it to do long trips and it showed it was up for it.
Now we're spending our time getting even more settled in. Pictures are being hung, new curtains put in windows and knickknacks placed on shelves. It's beginning to look almost normal here. Much left to do but we're moving slowly in "Normal's" direction.
 

The Wedding,

September 16, 2016
I am sitting in a hotel room in Myrtle Beach, SC as I write this. The room overlooks the ocean and has been very comfortable. Linda and I were married in a beautiful ceremony this past weekend followed by an excellent reception. There was music and dancing and great food along with big smiles. Linda looked amazing in her wedding dress and was beaming the entire day. I've been told I didn't look bad either but there was no comparison between me and my bride. She was gorgeous, glamorous and glo...
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That's Two!

September 7, 2016
The process of moving to Hyde Park continues as we pack the minivan to the roof with household goods. In addition to lamps and furniture the Honda Rebel is now downstairs in my garage. There is quite a difference between a scooter and a motorcycle on the Interstates. When Linda followed me home last week while I was on the scooter she noted that I was rolling at 60 mph. This week she said to me when we got home, "Do you know you were doing 65 mph?" I smiled.
This weekend is "The Wedding". Most...
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Really Moving In

August 30, 2016
The process of transferring goods from my Deposit house to Hyde Park started slowly with Linda and I bringing the dogs to the new place three weeks ago. We had a delay for a week but this past Saturday we began moving the heavier goods in earnest in my recently acquired Dodge minivan. Some tools, lawn equipment and clothing were packed into the car. In addition I moved my first two wheeler to its new garage. It was a difficult decision but the big scooter was the first bike to make the trip. ...
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Settling In

August 22, 2016

As I reported last week we are finally in the house in Hyde Park. It's been a very tumultuous week with workers installing flooring in the Master Bedroom, painting and doing repair work on the back deck. All the work was completed this past Friday and we have residual damage to repair ourselves. Paint spots were left in many obnoxious places including doors, moulding, carpets and furniture. The people themselves were cordial but their work ethic left much to be desired.

Now that they're gone...


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We're In!

August 15, 2016
In my last post I listed all the difficulties we were experiencing in moving into our new home in Hyde Park. I can happily say all has been overcome and I am now sitting in Hyde Park pounding out this prose. Linda was able, with a short but firm e-mail, to seemingly move all the impediments aside and make everyone commit to a closing date for the house. In a less than precise meeting, with some people arriving two hours late, papers were signed, checks distributed and all parties paid. The ve...
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House Buying Blues

August 1, 2016
As many of you know Linda and I are eventually moving to Hyde Park, just north of Poughkeepsie. I've bought three houses before this, in my life, but this purchase has been troublesome. We found a house in Poughkeepsie but the hidden problems found during the Home Inspection were too numerous to ignore. Another house was pulled off the market after our offer was accepted and this last house looks like it will happen but the paperwork has been overwhelming. Since the Crash of 2008 banks have t...
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The Epic Voyage of Jimmy

July 22, 2016

I declared the other day that if the scooter gave me any reason to doubt its ability to do a long ride I would drag one of the Japanese motorcycles out of the bull pen to replace it. It happened. The hole in the big scooters muffler would not stay fixed and I needed a reliable ride to make a quick run to Hyde Park last night. That sounds like an easy trip but it was 150 miles each way. A three hundred mile ride is starting to test my physical endurance but the Kawasaki 750 made the trip a li...


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The Dilemma

July 18, 2016

As I have mentioned repeatedly in the last couple of installments I have been riding the big scooter to Linda's in Danbury. It gets excellent fuel mileage, is fairly comfortable and I enjoy the challenge of making a Tour on a small engined scooter. Lately though its Chinese-ness has begun to show through. As noted last time I heard a shrieking noise on the trip home and a squirt of oil in the neighborhood of the speedometer drive seems to be holding that at bay. It rode quite nicely last wee...


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Even More Riding

July 12, 2016
I just finished trip number four to Linda's in Danbury and back and have a couple of conclusions. Conclusion one. Chinese scooters are scary. Conclusion two. Japanese motorcycles are a much better bet for a long ride.
I came to the first conclusion this morning when the big scooter did something unexpected. I was on Route 17 in the very middle of nowhere when a shrieking noise came from the front end. I couldn't feel anything vibrating the handlebars but the noise was there. Not wanting to sto...
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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.

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