For almost three years now I have been without the use of an airplane,
but have found substitution for my need of a moment now
and then in the roar of my motorcycle.
I like my motorcycle, but I just dont quite fit it.
Since a client sort of gave it to me, Im not
going to complain.
I just dont take it out for too long of a ride, because its
just too small.
For years Ive looked at bigger bikes, but have not been willing
to take on the debt that it would entail to buy a road
Last year however, I had the best year financially that I have
ever had. For a while I considered a deal on a used
police bike, but looked into the future and decided that I just
couldnt bring myself to trust that the consulting job I had
So I saved the money, and look wistfully at the big bikes whenever
they roll on by.
Back in December I was told that the consulting project would take
a break and here it is not started again and we are
rapidly approaching May.
The money that could have been spent on the motorcycle is now paying
the mundane bills like a mortgage and the like. Some of the cash
finds its way into the coffers of the grocery store, and from time
to time I think of all that chrome tastes.
Hows it taste you ask?
Well, like a good beer and a burger, or cereal, or BBQ chicken
wings and gator-aid by the case and and and
Well you get the drift.
The money is now running out and there has essentially been nothing
new since January.
Yesterday I got word that the technical writing job I applied for
has kind of evaporated. Well, at least my shot at it did. I got
told in a rather unusual way, that I didnt make the short
But she said, I did make the long list.
I am trying to concentrate on the positive, but for each step forward,
it seems we do two steps back.
Ohio says no, and a client asks me to quit running my own business
and come run his. Im considering it, only because I like the
idea of doing something different. Something in the back of my mind
says its a waste of my time and abilities to walk away from
25 years worth of accumulated knowledge in the business I am in.
Did I mention that my assistant is pregnant again and is planning
to be gone for 3 months starting in November?
The middle child has her college plan firmly in place, where the
tuition wont gag us.
Eldest has settled in and sent her acceptance letter to ASU Law
School and called yesterday all excited because not only had she
fixed some issues about her degree, but was told she can graduate
on the 10th of May with two.
I didnt lose the weight I needed so that I could jump out
of an airplane with her next weekend.
She broke her foot skiing so she cant jump either.
I leave for Arizona next Saturday for a week. The weather is good
and they rent big Harleys there.
I made more money in the last week than I have in the last 4 months.
Middle child is in Florida with a group from her school (another
entry). They are competing at Disney for a shot at a national title.
They won two regional competitions and their chances at the national
title are good.
Winner gets to meet the Prez
You know, the one in the White
Daughter just called from Florida to say HI and I love you.
An 800 number can be a good thing.
Fifteen minutes later spouse called from Florida to check in. Mother
and daughter traveled separately and meet up tonight.
Last part of the call from mom, Well, well know if
I get laid off on Wednesday.
Who says white men cant dance?
I think Ill go home early and drink some Harley.