I finally started a chore I've been ignoring for far too long yesterday and the results so far are impressive. When I began to transfer tools, motorcycles and equipment from my garage in Deposit to the new home in Hyde Park I just placed them on the floor however they landed. Recently I brought shelves and lost the excuse to leave the place in that manner. I also promised Linda that she would have a place to park her car indoors. Since she is still working Linda deserves to have a nice, dry, fairly warm car that isn't covered in snow or ice in Winter. We put a new battery in the garage door opener pendant so Linda can open and close the door from the car.
I also arranged the motorcycles so that I can get any one of them out now without having to move others to extract whichever I so desire. Here is the result:
While it doesn't show in the pictures very well you can catch a glimpse of the shelves and neat placement of items in the garage. I should be able to place the rest of the materials in my collection, waiting in Deposit, neatly around the walls or make more room on the shelves. Then try to keep it neat.
I was told the other day that some of
my motorcycle moves hadn't been documented here. Let me relate
briefly the runs. First came the big scooter, my CF Moto 250cc. It is
the only one that has the ability to make the trip on one tank of gas
and I did the ride non-stop. Since I had so much practice with it the
trip was a breeze. Next up came the original Honda Rebel we bought in
2008. It was set up perfectly for the trip but I had to make one stop
for gas for it to get here. Linda and I stopp...
I added another motorcycle to my garage this past weekend in the form of my Daughter's Honda Rebel. I didn't note the last addition either, my 1983 Kawasaki 750. It has begun to cause a traffic jam in my garage on one side with all four motorcycles lined up. The funny thing is that people would look and ask, "What is it with you and Black motorcycles?". So far the only ones in there are Black with some other highlights, mostly gray.
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 livi... Continue reading...
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... Continue reading...
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... Continue reading...
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. ... Continue reading...
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.
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... Continue reading...
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... Continue reading...