I'm sure you're all burning with curiosity to see pictures of the big scooter and I won't keep you waiting any longer. I finally dragged the digital out and snapped pictures of the new arrival right after I had taken it out for a ride. Behind it is another of my bargains, the Plymouth minivan that has served me well for almost two years at a very reasonable price. It has carried the family on two long trips to Pennsylvania and been my main ride since last winter. 
I wanted to take the Honda out for a few passes today but it's snowing out and I don't need to experience a session of skidding on the pavement to supply material for this communique. Better days will come later, I'm sure.