Sunday, July 22, 2012

Been busy as hell trying to get things moved out of school and cleaned up. I got a couple of guys to help me move my boat from school to the new "boatshop" in the top of the new barn. Thanks fellas!

It looks like the school is going to hire the guy who filled in for me after the grabber. That's a relief. The shop will be in good hands, I can slow down a little on getting the rest of the crap out of there, and I should be able to sneak in the back door once in a while if I need to use the shop for something. That should be the best of both worlds - access to the tools without having to put up with the students. I always did say that teaching shop class would be the perfect job if it wasn't for having to put up with those darn kids.

Saw this Moto Guzzi on Craigslist the other day. Low miles, good price and close to home. I'm tempted to give the guy a call. However, since I'm going to be retired, I really don't have any reason not to finish a couple of my bike projects that I've got going. I was working in the shop this morning and I thought I heard the 900 calling my name. I really need to sit down out there in the shop with a cup of coffee and put in a little "think time" on prioritizing all the projects. The 900 needs to be completed. I need to buy some brake parts but mostly it needs labor not cash. Finishing that one would be cheaper than buying something and it would be a project done. A few more days of cleaning up at school and letting the retirement idea sink in and I'll tackle something. 

The four hours on, four hours off schedule has been working out pretty well for me. I get some things done in the morning, then get out of the heat in the afternoon and then finish the day with a few chores/exercise in the evening after the sun drops down behind the trees. I'm catching up on the projects around the shack. I changed a couple of bicycle tires the other day and I took a good hard look at the bicycle chopper. I'm still toying with the idea of putting a motor on it. Probably be better off getting the Rapido running and use that for putting around. Definitely need to sit down and draw up the "official retirement plan and schedule". I can disregard it as soon as something else catches my eye, but at least I'll have a plan. 

Have a good week.


Traveling Pirate said...

I'm off in Colorado and updating the blog. This place is like my spiritual home.

Shop Teacher Bob said...

Looks like you're having a good time. When the end of the week rolls around I'm going to be on vacation full time! Let me know when you get back home - we'll do a bike ride.