May 12, 2013
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to Cop Car
April 20, 2013
April: The Month for Family Birthdays
Happy Birthday to Cop Car who is a somewhere around legal drinking age now.
Also, a big Happy Birthday to Fantastic Niece - her birthday was a couple of days ago, but since she rarely (if ever) reads this blog, won't know that the internet BD wishes were a couple of days late. Her card should have arrived in time anyway.
April 14, 2013
Mid April Snow
Last week was a decent week weather-wise, even though it rained each night Monday thru Wednesday. Although not overly warm (in the 40's, here at the Bogie estate), the rain got rid of much of the snow and cleared any areas we needed to ride the bikes thru. So, WS called and arranged to pick up the bikes on Saturday.
Naturally, at that point, the Mother Nature decided she didn't like our plans. Thursday it was sleeting when I got home. It did warm up thru the night, so it was just rain in the morning, but the temps were hovering around the freezing point.
Then Friday, it sleeted and snowed until the Bogie estate looked like this when I got home:
Keep in mind, to get the bikes in, we have to take them not only up the driveway, but also all the way up to, and thru the front yard in front of the porch, and about 60 ft to the left of the house (as looking at it in the picture), then turn a circle so we can back into the shed. This is not something that you really want to do in the snow.
Ws was optimistic that we would get enough sun and warm weather on Saturday to rid us of the snow. Me, not so much. We decided we could pick up the bikes, leave them at the shop WS works at, then pick them up Sunday (today) if we needed to. By the time we left yesterday, most of the snow had melted, except the part up the driveway and at the place we would have to turn into the yard.
I opted to not bring my bike home, instead will pick it up later today. WS brought his bike home (after spending some time at work getting some paperwork done) and by the time he got home, the rest of the snow on the driveway had melted. So, his ride in was uneventful except that the ground was really soft at the point he turned into the yard, which made the bike want to wallow. However, WS is experienced enough that it wasn't really a problem, just got the heart beating a little faster for a second.
Hopefully the soft spot in the yard will have dried up some by the time I bring my bike home this afternoon. Slick grass can cause enough issues, don't need that same area to be messing with the bike in other ways too.
February 17, 2013
Most Valentines Days, we give each other cards. Last year I surprised WS at work with a bouquet of flowers. This year, I got home to this:
I think WS is a keeper!
December 29, 2012
Wrapping it Up
WS was wrapping a present for Jimmy. He had a whole long roll of wrapping paper and he measured out the sides of the box against the top and bottom edge of paper and satrted cutting.
I questioned "Really?"
"Who is wrapping this, me or you?" WS asked.
So he cut another piece to fill in the gap, and we had pretty much the same conversation ("Really?, "I'm just filling in the gap.", "OK"). Too bad I didn't get a good pic because that one filled in the gap at the top, but only covered the top so there was a gap at each side.
Yes, WS took 3 pieces of precisely cut wrapping paper to wrap a bunch of oil and oil filters for Jimmy's bike. I must admit that by the time he was done, it looked fine.
December 24, 2012
Food and Toy for the Big Day
The mail produced an awesome package, Meats from Dudette and Wichi Dude. Okay, they had the meats sent from Omaha Steaks, but that does not diminish the expectations we have of eating well in the near future!
A New Twist on an Old Saw
Merry Christmas to all of the QOTR.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all throughthe pad,
There was nada happenin', now thats pretty bad.
The woodstove was hung up in that stocking routine,
In hopes that the Road King would soon make the scene.
With our stomachs packed with tacos and beer,
My guy and I crashed on the couch for some cheer.
When out in the yard there arose such a racket,
I ran for the door and pulled on my jacket.
I saw a large bro' on a '56 Pan
Wearin' black leathers, a cap, and boots (cool biker, man).
He hauled up the bars on that bikeful of sacks,
And that Pan hit the roof like it was running on tracks.
I couldn't help gawking, the old guy had class.
But I had to go in -- I was freezing my ass.
Down through the stovepipe he fell with a crash,
And out of the stove he came dragging his stash.
With a smile and some glee he passed out the loot,
A new jacket for him and some parts for my scoot.
He patted my fanny and shook my right hand,
Spun on his heel and up the stovepipe he ran.
From up on the roof came a great deal of thunder,
As that massive V-twin ripped the silence asunder.
With beard in the wind, he roared off in the night,
Shouting, "Have a Merry Christmas, and to all a good ride!"
December 16, 2012
Nothing like getting home to a box on the porch - and the box is filled with homemade Christmas cookies from Cop Car! Although the pictures are horrid, the food is great!
There are Almond horseshoes (obviously not in a horseshoe shape), some kind of cookies that I can never remember the names to, and Fudge - lots of fudge. AND, not your ordinary fudge but things like Almond Joy fudge, Dark Chocolate fudge, Heathbar fudge, and Chery Cranberry Pecan fudge.
Rest assured that it is all delicious and very much appreciated!
November 22, 2012
Turkey Day 2012
November 11, 2012
Think of Them
Thank a veteran today!