It’s one other Fourth of July, and whereas we’re celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I assumed it was an excellent time to publish an replace on what’s been happening round right here. Issues are form of hectic however I’m lastly getting the store again collectively and dealing on outdated bikes once more.
Initially my plan after shifting to the brand new location was to shut my store to the general public and focus strictly on restoring my inventory pile of private tasks which were gathering mud for a while now.
At this level I’ve no plans to supply any extra companies to the general public, I at present have a big backlog of promised restorations which were delayed so I’m not accepting any new commissions presently. If I’ve already agreed to do a bike for you, it is going to be completed and it is going to be a present successful magnificence. As soon as all the different peoples bikes which are already within the pipeline are completed, the plan is to revive the buildup of cool outdated bikes which are gathering mud within the corners of my store and different buildings on the property.
Earlier this yr I grew to become very sick and was out of labor for two months. Whereas this was considerably of a monetary hardship particularly after shopping for a brand new home and shifting, it additionally led me to the belief that I’m now nearer to the tip of my life than to the start of it. The phrase “I’ve the remainder of my life to complete issues,” has grow to be “I solely have the remainder of my life to complete issues.” A sobering actuality particularly when mixed with diminished bodily power and endurance.
4 and one half weeks in the past I obtained approval from the county code inspector to get energy linked to the store so I may have enough electrical service to run the gear and get again to work. As of right this moment (7/4/2022) I’m nonetheless ready on the electrical firm to return and join the ability. They’re in all probability ready on the transformer that can be wanted for the set up. Sadly all of American business is designed and arrange for a “simply in time” supply and manufacturing mannequin that’s not viable. All of us need to be affected person, adapt to our new actuality and discover away to work round the issue. As soon as my energy is linked I’ll announce it right here and open the store again up.
Regardless that new weblog posts have been scarce, (my apologies for that) earlier than shifting I used to be extremely busy and turned out a number of very good tasks that In poor health share with you within the coming months. Hopefully you’ll get pleasure from seeing them after I get them posted. Along with restoring some extra of the outdated bikes, I’ve bought one more new bike and can be doing a brutally trustworthy assessment of it very quickly.
Peace, love and hope to everybody on the market, the long run could appear a bit murky proper now however we’ll all get by it someway and proceed to be affluent and glad.