Wednesday, June 23, 2021


Tuesday - I’ve been back home for almost three weeks and fell right back into the routine. Coffee on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I guess the ham radio tests are a change. Those are up to six days per week and could be twice per day. It's still a nice diversion. The two riders on BMWs are headed for a ride somewhere around the state. No firm plans or schedules, just follow nice weather.

Cooking outside has become common partly because it’s not in the house. Maybe some people really enjoy "homeownership" or having a “home base” but I don’t think I’m one of them. Sure, it’s nice to visit old friends and acquaintances and, I’ll admit, that it’s been wonderful to ride the Ural again. 

 - We went to the Farmer's Market and picked up lunch at our favorite Chinese food stall. The menu hasn't changed from when they had a storefront near the university. The prices have gone up dramatically over the years. They closed off a significant portion of the parking lot to allow more room for the vendors so the parking lot was kind of crowded but not the Farmer's Market itself. 

Tonight is a motorcycle ride leaving from the Harley shop. I may go down there to at least see where they plan on going. In the past, it was a challenge to keep up with the group as most were on large dual-sport machines.


SonjaM said...

The concept of a home (house) ownership never got to me. I lived in small apartments my whole life. Less space equals less stuff and more flexibility to move around.

RichardM said...

It seems like in some parts of the U.S., home ownership was sort of a "goal". There were some tax benefits and the property value has appreciated. But the lack of flexibility and the tendency to accumulate stuff is a real negative.

Geoff James said...

Got to agree with accumulating stuff. We've just had new carpet laid on our top floor which meant emptying and moving bookcases, cupboards etc. The local charity shop did rather well out of it and hopefully, we can continue to declutter!

redlegsrides said...

Its truly amazing the amount of junk one accumulates over the years if one isn't careful. We've gone through one "culling" but probably need to do so again.

RichardM said...

Books are some of the worst. I kept a lot because I thought I may still need them. But most have never been touched again.

RichardM said...

We need to do the de-clutter thing almost continuously.