November 3rd

Got to the point of packing too much into each day and not writing on here at all…..spent all summer riding the bike, and doing “Tuesday night” rides with a pack for experience. Had an old fellow stop and admire my old Honda….told me it was a “vintage” bike. Kinda made me think more of it!

Sent the plans to the builder down south and am getting all in place to construct “Casa Gall” in the new year. hard to do over the ‘net, but it’s getting there. Booked the flights south, and got the car lined up. I laughed when I got the tax bill for the property…..the equivalent of $6.00  :)

Set the final date of work, and winding down to finish up early in the new year. Just enjoying each day til then….not worrying about too much.

Father got back from Cuba this week, and will go again in January for a few months during the winter. Good for his soul, I think.

Hired a man to research the Polish side of the family….will see where that goes. (to Poland, obviously!)  LOL….

More to come later.

What’s New?

Got the bike back, and have been thinking of getting a new one. Ok, Ok….they said this would happen! :) Had the “beater’ for a couple months, did some repairs, learned a few things….and now want to “graduate” to a new machine…


PTOOEY to Geoff Beasley!   :)

I’ve been thinking of a couple bikes. Thought I might like a “Harley”. Talked to some friends, and they say that the ride is “not comfortable”. Given my age…..and the years are not going backwards….this is not good. Then I layed eyes on the Honda “Veradero”…..   but the reviews nix this one.


Sooo….tonight I trekked to the BMW dealer. OK, OK….”upper end”, I know. BUT…..if I am gonna get a bike to do some travelling with, then maybe this is an option. I really think that for my size, skill and funds…..the 800 ST might be the “one”. 

Another thing….I was gonna have to buy a vehicle in March after my lease runs out, and thought I might get a Ford “Ranger” pick up. (new). But after being “hooked” on the M/C thing……..maybe I should look at getting a new M/C, and a used truck. ??.

Dont know… images-1images-3

Also playing on my mind is the fact that there is a nice farm in CR for sale at a good price. Close to my friends in Monterrey. Do I go out on a limb and buy both? LOL…..

All I know….is that in the next year, things will change DRAMATICALLY!

This week has been a revelation for me. Each night without walking the dog is “killing” me,  as we are all off doing other things. ( as I need the exercise) ….making me re-evaluate my situation. Looking at doing some house repairs, and cleaning up the yard, etc.,  renovating some rooms, reading a bit, (work…ugh) …filling my time” as it were. 

…met an old friend the last couple nights at the coffee shop, and after talking with him, it becomes apparent that “life is short” …..and that I should take advantage of opportunities and capitalize on things as they present. 

Sure hope the weather holds out for the next month…so I can ride!

A few steps closer to staying in CR in February for 6 weeks…just gotta find the right place to rent. 

That would do me good…..clean out my head, let me find out if living there in the winter is gonna be good. Fishing, birding, horse back riding….maybe rent a M/C….

Anyway, to work in the A.M.  Stopped on my route this morning by “crime scene tape”…due to a stabbing on the Queens Ave bridge. Had to ride the bike through a detour in a historic area on the way to work. NICE!  have not gone that way before….hard to believe that a criminal act would lead me to a nice place like that. Hope the guy in hospital gets better, and that we catch the real bad guy. 

Enough said.