Just a small note on yesterday’s elections…I finally have a little Hope for a bit of Change that leaves my Hope that there might be a little Chnage left in my pocket in two years renewed…now if we can just bring traitorous criminals to justice for the scandals…er…I mean felonies that they’ve commited under Constitutional Law,we’ll be on the right track.
As I’d mentioned breifly in a comment reply,Quicken Loans left us hanging on the hundreds I spent in (documented) mileage that we ran directly at their requests,but they did refund our “good faith money” that we had paid to them (which is about half of what we’d lost to them). Coldwell Bankers is jerking us around and dragging feet to refund (as per our signed contract stated,”if you are denied financing,this will be refunded…”) on the $500 that we paid to them,however. They assure me “it’s coming,we just have to go through the red tape”,though Friday will make 2 full weeks since we were denied financing (and over a week since we signed papers to get our refund). Besides the fact that I sold my beloved Jeep to pay these things,we’re anxious to make some home improvements to our trailer*,since it seems we’re meant to be here a bit longer. But enough negative–it’s been a great last several days,and moods around here have been great as well,these things will be taken care of,no need to be upset at this point :)
The new-club’s first get together for an all FJ trail ride that was to happen last Saturday was rescheduled due to weather. I was disappointed,but we did have something going on with family that needed us to be home,and the new date is Saturday (11-8-14),same place,same times,so we’re looking forward to that this weekend. If nothing prevents it’s happening again (or prevents our attending),look for pics sometime next week.
Since we’re going to be here for a while,it’s obvious to everyone under this roof that another shed/workshop needs to be bought or built,and fairly soon. As we haven’t used the camper but a fraction of what we’d expected to,I suppose we may list it for sale (to find someone to take over the payments) in the coming weeks,and when it sells,finance another professionally built unit with a portion of the camper’s expenses (monthly payment + insurance is around $250 per month…and it just sits….at dad’s house….). This is needed to both house our bicycles (which are currently parked 3 in our living room,and the rest in dad’s garage),and to get my RC rigs/gear out of boxes where I’ll actually want to use them some.
I ran into an old friend from my youth over the weekend,spent a few hours over dinner (if one could call McDonalds dinner) talking of the good old days,growing up together,tearing up the trails (and motocross tracks) on motorized two-wheelers. MAN do I miss those days! I could never again race moto or anything crazy like that (crazy to attempt such with a once-already-mangled spine,that is,which I still have last time I checked :P ),but I did take mental note of all the dirt bikes and ATVs running the trails at Back Mountain last trip up….well,ok,he and I were talking about the last pair of bikes I’d owned when new,a 1986 Yamaha IT200 and a 1997 Honda XR400R-both of which I’d sold ot him (not at the same time). When he said “I still own em both,wanna buy em back? The XR’s like new still,but that old IT needs a resto-job done…”,I have to admit,I’m tempted–to buy both back. The XR (being a mild mannered 4 stroke trail bike from before the days of modern hotrod 4 strokers) to ride around the woods,and the IT (being twice the bike in power and suspension that the XR ever was,in all it’s old-world 2 stroke glory) to tear down and restore. Good things of day dreams,LOL,but I doubt I’d do it/buy either**.
Something that isn’t just dreams of days gone by,but that I haven’t been doing much of anything with lately (again…miss having a workshop ;) ),I piddled with one of my (still new and un-ran) RC rigs this week,the RC4WD Trail Stomper. I grew tired of seeing that clear Proline ’92 Jeep Cherokee body sitting on it collecting dust,so I cleaned it up (the dusty body) and got some of the detail painting done on it (eg: door handles,roof rack rails,cowl vents,etc). I’ll try and get all of that done so’s I can finally cut the body to fit (wheelwells,body mount holes reemed,etc) and get it sprayed–I’m semi-replicating my recently sold ’98 XJ if you didn’t know–install the few upgrades I’d bought along with it,and get it on trail in the coming week or two,as well as getting that Axial SCX10 Trail Honcho (just as new and unused to date) out on trail too. Heck,that one’s ready to roll,only needing a fresh battery pack installed to go. I may take one of them with me on the next trip up to Black Mountain to play with a bit,that’d be cool :)
Well,I’m rambling. Though I really didn’t have much of anything to talk about to begin with,I’ll stop short of repeating the same things in a new paragraph,LOL,and wish everyone a happy Thursday tomorrow ^_^
*Well,LOL,we’re wanting a new couch/sectional and bigger TV :P
**As much as I’d LOVE to own and ride those two again–and I would enjoy it–one minor incident/wipe-put with my bending the “wrong way” with my spinal injuries would end my walking upright days…if I’m lucky (not to mention that all the bouncing around would probably aggitate said injuries). Nah,good day dream fodder,but I accepted years ago that those days are no more than that (day dreams) and behind me.