2011: The year that had no Spring
June 2, 2011 § 2 Comments
In spite of my prayers and sacrificing a few neighborhood cats to the rain Gods, it’s now June and the weather continues to suck. I have hardly ridden at all. An interesting fact I heard today is that we have already exceeded our annual rainfall here in Mosstown, and it has been the coolest Spring since the late 1940′s. Great.
I have a garage full of old scooters who think I have abandoned them. Over the winter, I began piling stuff up in the garage to get it out of the house and to the casual observer it might seem that I am one of those hoarders from TV. Nothing could be further from the truth because unlike those crazy people who just cant throw anything away, I despise clutter. Every time I open the garage it puts me in a bad mood. So I have decided to do something about it. The best plans never have more than three steps. Here they are:
- Eliminate the junk. Order a dumpster. Everything I havent touched in 12 months or more must go. For example, the sleeping bag I haven’t used for ten years.
- Sell project scooters and parts I will never use. Two of them must go. I’m thinking the Heinkel and Cezeta. Rare, but also extremely time consuming to restore. I dont have that kind of time anymore.
- Organize the garage and make it well lighted and clean. Once the crap is gone, get the walls and floor painted,then install some proper storage. A clean and organized workshop is a happy shop. I may also add a refrigerator.
I’ll probably have to rent a storage container for a week or two to hold the bikes, parts, and non-scooter garage stuff while the new man-cave is being readied. I have a few weeks to plan. The work begins in July, right after Independence Day. Photos will follow.