Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Moped Monday & T'storms Tuesday

After all the fun we had with Dawn's brother in town over Saturday and Sunday I needed some rest yesterday.  I took a fantastic three hour nap.  I often hate napping during the middle of the day, but I needed a little pick-me-up.  Before our grill out for the Moped Monday I took the 73 Maxi moped frame to a friends place so we could weld up a hairline crack in the frame.  It wasn't causing any major problems, but I wanted to avoid it turning into a larger crack due to the bike's vibrations.  Easy breezy with the welding then we fixed the electrical on his bike.  The wires behind the stator plate were rubbing the crankshaft and were shorting out.  Simple fix and he instantly had spark.  Love how easy mopeds are to fix.  The grill out was a lot of fun and we elected a co-captain for the group to help with all the work.  I needed to get home to sleep so I didn't go on their ride, but they did do a little ride by pass my house.  Made me smile hearing a group of mopeds coming up the street and then see them all zipping by.  I do think I am going on a ride later today with a few of the guys.

Speaking of the 73 Maxi, I know what I am doing with the bike now.  I am going to rebuild the bike...motor and all and then let my sister use it.  She gets her drivers license in less than a year, but she needs a way to get to piano practice and to get around.  She finishes school later this week so I am going to have her come by and help clean the bike up since it is taken apart for cleaning.  If you look at the bike there is a decent amount of dirt and grease that needs cleaned up, or as Linda Green likes to call it: "scroop (scum + crud + goop)."  Anyway I am having her help clean it so she will hopefully respect the bike a little more and take a little better care of it.  Plus I am looking forward to spending time with my sister, since I don't get to see her very often.

Take the rain gear as you are heading out the door this morning.  Temperatures are very warm this morning and showers and storms are moving in from Indiana.  The showers and storms will be here for the first half of the day then we dry out for the afternoon and evening. We will get into the low-mid 80's today and then cooler for the rest of the week.  Mix of sun and clouds the next few days and highs in the mid-lower 70's.  More rain Friday and maybe a lingering shower early Saturday with highs in the upper 60's.  Hard to believe we will be that much cooler after the last three days in the 90's.  So yes, we did have a heat wave: 91, 91, and then 92 yesterday for Memorial Day.  We quickly warm up early next week, but I am just looking forward to opening the windows of the house for the rest of the week.  Even the weekend is looking pretty nice with comfortable temps and MAYBE a shower early Saturday.  Stay dry this morning and have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

1 comment:

  1. Yes, napping is good. I do agree that I feel much of my day has disappeared if I take even a short nap, but sometimes it is worth it.

    Rain today is welcome in the garden, but not on the road. Daughter and I are on the road to Fairfield for an Ohio Society of CPA's continuing education seminar. Gotta keep getting those continuing education hours, you know.

    We will run between the raindrops. ;)


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