Wednesday, April 28, 2021

New Toy

Where Are We Today
The Ridge, Priceville Ontario

Finally, my new toy is home, new to me anyways. Last fall while attending a family BBQ at our daughters, her partner, Chris, said he was selling his motorcycle, a 2003 Yamaha Road Star, Silverado. He got it out, started and I took it for a short ride. I haven’t had a bike since 2012, but it has always been tucked away in the back corner of my mind that maybe someday I might have another. Chris told me how much he wanted for it, which I was agreeable to, l said that I wanted to check out insurance rates before making a final decision.  After doing so, a payment method was established and Chris would store the bike until the spring.

Getting ready to leave Bridgette and Chris's

Today was the day, a trip down to Woodstock, Ontario was made, picked up the paper work from Bridgette, (Chris was at work) headed to the registration office to transfer ownership, get a temporary plate so I could drive it to a bike shop near home to get the safety certificate, then to the registration office to get a permanent license plate.

Pat followed me to the bike shop in Hanover and then to Durham to the License  Office, taking the pictures.

Fortunate that we could get it all done in one day, with the weather co-operating, it was a pleasant ride of just over 185 km.  This is the 5th bike I have owned in my lifetime and the biggest at 1600 cc. Looking forward to putting many km/mi. on it this summer.

Pat scooted off ahead to snap the pics of me coming up the driveway. Got her all tucked into the new shelter. Notice the treble clef on the fender, Chris is a musician. 

Thanks for stopping in, hope all of my followers are doing well. Thanks for your comments, until the next time, take care and be safe.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Spring and Projects

Where Are We Today

"The Ridge" Priceville, Ontario

Spring has sprung at “The Ridge “with the new projects that come along with it each year. Most of you read Pat’s blog, Chillin with Patsy, and know that she has been busy with the gardens and raking. She has also started going through our belongings to thin out those items we no longer use.

As for myself, at work we are on to another job, redoing a kitchen in a farm house. At home, I have a few on the go, each one connected and dependent on another to complete.

This colt was born March 30th.

Baby and mom.

These two are a year old.

All these horses are harness racing horses.

The first thing we did was to get in a load of gravel, half of it dumped next to our storage shed and the other half dumped down next to my “Hangar”. Next to the storage shed we erected a Shelter Logic shed, this is a seasonal structure that will have the covering taken off this fall, leaving the frame set up for the winter.

Gravel spread next to the storage shed.

 This is where the first connection comes in to play. The riding lawn mower from the storage shed, the winter tires for the car, Pat’s garden wagon and our new toy will be kept in here. More on the new toy when we get it. With the storage shed empty of some of those items, I now have room to put in the tool box that I bought last fall and a table saw bought earlier this year. There will be some thinning out of other items in here also.

Reading the instructions

The second connection is to the “Hangar”, that is where the tool box was stored over the winter. With it now moved, I can get back to working on airplanes.

Almost done

Now to organize what goes inside

We have more projects that we want to do, but you will just have to wait until we get them done. This is a short post, trying to keep my hand in writing them, also one of Pat’s followers is asking for pictures of the new shed. Jackie, hope it was worth the wait.

Hope you are all well, safe and surviving all this Covid world that we are living in. Take care until the next time, your comments are always welcome.