Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Year of Presidency

September 7, 2014

This has been an eventful year, 2014.  I've been to Anaheim for the CAFOP biennial conference as the President of the SFBAFOP17.  I've been to Columbus Ohio and I've returned the President of the S&WCA, and I've been the President of LSdC being sworn in at the January LScC meeting.  It's been eventful as I lost my motorcycle collection to a fire, and my truck & trailer and every tool I've collected since I was in high school auto shop. 

I have been extremely busy and have not posted here in some time.  Give me a chance to catch-up and I'll be back.

You can see the easy stuff on my Facebook page(s).  Yes, there are three of them and they're easy to find.

Same house, same car(s), same pretty-much everything other than the days and weeks and months and years that are gone forever.

My cemetery project of many years is now maintenance free.  You will be able to follow that project soon as well.


Right now, I have a 52 year old car that I'm driving to vintage car shows (1959 Edsel Ranger parked out at Mom's) and a 29 year old car that I just can't release, as I wanted it as soon as I saw it and the story of acquisition is historic (83 Porsche 944 also parked out at Mom's) and my daily driver right now is a 27 year old car (1986 Cadillac Sedan de Ville parked out in front) and when I need to carry things, it's my truck & trailer (2003 Ford F-150 HD 100th anniversary commemorative & Logan motorcycle trailer, truck out front and trailer parked out at Mom's). I still have the "Breadtruck" and it's "non-op'd" and a 24 foot Wilderness trailer parked out there too (to sleep in as my little cottage out there is filled to the brim with "stuff".)

With ten motorcycles registered and insured as well, my insurance bill and vehicle registration costs might actually be able to buy you one of those cars, although probably not the Audi R8 which goes for about $125,000.00 or so, but maybe the Lotus? Anyway, I'm living the life of a Spartan these days to just be able to keep what I have, as I have fully retired from all of my "retirement" jobs and now just the maintenance costs must be covered by my "less-than-adequate" retirement pension.

So, I'm glad that I got everything I wanted (or needed) in the past and now, it's the next twenty years or so of just basking in whatever accomplishment I've been able to attain.

Oh yeah, by the way, we've learned that the Quail Lodge Motorcycle Gathering will be once again held at Quail Lodge (yeah, how about that?) May 4th (setup) and 5th (show day) 2012. We will once-again be trying to get in and show off our American Sport Bike Night motorcycles. We hope to be able to include you.

Thanks for the race,


This post was scheduled for publication in April 2014

2014 and the Presidential Year it has become...

As 2014 starts off and it's actually before my January birthday I'm humbled and pensive about the year to come.   It's been a while since I've posted here and it's easy to say "I've been busy" however as the years seemingly fly by and the months and days get shorter as the calendar pages seem to be driven by the wind, maybe an update is in order.

Since my complete retirement from my post-retirement jobs as a security person, a bartender, a business owner, and several other revenue generating attempts, I've been engulfed in some very rewarding volunteer activities.