Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Morning Recap

Photo From Here
It's a Tempo Matador, thank you very much. Cool looking truck. Be just the thing for a run to the feed store. 

Photo From Here
I got this one from a photo blog where a guy shoots mostly street photography. Some color but mostly B&W. I had to give up my little digital camera that most of my blog photos were taken with. It belonged to the school. I've got another digital that I've been using but it's not quite as handy to drag around. Now that I've got a little more time on my hands, I'd like to start back up on some photography. I've got some film in my old 35mm rangefinder, so maybe I'll start using that again. Should be able to come up with something to shoot while working on the bug and the 900. I'd like to take a day and hit Chicago or Indy this fall. Just walk around the city and see what I can do.

I got some decent progress on the porch steps over the weekend in between the raindrops. I need to pick up a couple of more pieces of lumber so I can complete the railing but it's about there.

In the politics department, if you live in Indiana, I strongly urge you to vote this November for Glenda Ritz for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. I don't normally endorse candidates for office here but there needs to be a change. You can check out her website,, to see what she stands for.

I'm working on getting some parts for the 900. I want to put double brake discs on the front, so I need to get a right side fork lower that has the ears for the caliper on it. I got out bid on one on eBay but I'll keep looking. I've got other things to work on in the meantime. I've been putting the to-do list together but if it keeps raining, I'll be mowing grass every time the sun comes out.

Jimmy, "The Fighting School Teacher", has decided to fight again. He'll be on a November 3rd show at the Radisson. He's excited about the prospect and he's starting to train. I'd like to see him fight at 165 this time. He wouldn't have to worry quite so much about making weight like he does at 160 and he'll be good and strong at that weight.

I'm heading to the bank today and cashing the first "professor" check. There was a snag with my pension check, so I won't see one of those until sometime in October. Don't those people realize that I've got motorcycle parts to buy? I thought I had it all worked out to get the first pension check about the same time as my last payroll check. At least I've got a pension. There aren't too many places that even have them anymore. Other than construction trades and public employees, the pension plans are pretty much a thing of the past. It's 401K's now. And with the market being down for so long it's hard to build that retirement nest egg. A young guy would be just about as well off by digging a hole in the back yard and squirrelling away a few bucks each week in a Mason jar.

That's all the news that's fit to print. Have a good week and enjoy the lovely weather that's on the way this week.


tvi said...


Shop Teacher Bob said...

I'll be working the corner.

He's pumped up about fighting and is training hard. I think he's going to fight at 168 - Super Middleweight this time. He'll be really strong at that weight and he won't have to worry so much about making weight. He'll probably fight a 6 or 8 round bout.

You can get tickets from Jim by stopping by the gym when it gets close to fight time or I can pick you one up.