Sunday, December 7, 2014

Slow Weekend

This has been a pretty slow weekend. On Saturday morning, I had offered to bring a portable workbench and a couple of battery powered drills down to the church for a dad-kid "build a manger" event. We supplied pre-cut materials and nails. Twenty three were built that morning with most of the nailing done by the kids. No injuries not even a smashed finger. I suspect that once these get to their homes some drywall screws will be added for additional strength as box nails were used since they are easier to nail. We then went to a Christmas concert put on by the Sweet Adeline's and Greatland Sounds, a mens singing group made up of several barbershop quartets. The two hour show had lots of singing including inviting the audience to join in. My cough and cold prevented me from really enjoying that part of the show.

After the concert, we stopped by College Coffeehouse for George Rahn's surprise 80th birthday party put on by his daughter. As you might guess there was quite a crowd there. Apparently, when George drove into the parking lot, he saw all of the cars and started to turn around and leave. He didn't want to deal with a crowd. But he looked like he was really enjoying himself by the time we arrived. There were lots of pictures and I should have taken a picture of the photo of George towing a truck with one of his sidecar rigs.

My son pointed out that the Ural is so trouble free that I don't have anything to post (whine) about. I may have to come up with another blog theme. Year 'round riding has become routine,

6 comments:

redlegsrides said...

well now you jinxed things....with such comments about the URAL! I wonder if the day will come when they become known as "gas and go" rigs.

Would have liked to have been there for George Rahn's surprise birthday event.....

Trobairitz said...

Oh no, not routine. Sometime routine can be a good thing. Cold weather riding.....I dunno.

Hope your cough and cold get better soon.

RichardM said...

I thought the same thing right after typing that line. I'd say that it sees to be very trouble free though I wish the gas mileage was better.

There were probably 40 or so people packed into the coffee place with a slideshow running on the TV and a huge German chocolate cake.

RichardM said...

Not complaining about being "routine". Better that than have a daily disaster. And the cold and cough are much better today.

SonjaM said...

The flu seems to be going around. Nasty! But I read that you are feeling better already.

Don't think that just riding is routine (neither for us nor for you), and less tinkering is more riding. Just becarful not to tell your wifey... she might have a honey-do list to help you getting over being bored by routine ;-)

RichardM said...

Less tinkering is okay but I still like to tinker. But I'm glad that the flu/cough/cold is short-lived. Maybe the flu shot helped somewhat...

As far as lists, what can I say...