It’s one other Fourth of July, and whereas we’re celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, I believed it was time to submit 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 previous 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 non-public tasks which have been gathering mud for a while now.
At this level I’ve no plans to supply any extra providers to the general public, I presently have a big backlog of promised restorations which have been delayed so I’m not accepting any new commissions right now. If I’ve already agreed to do a bike for you, it is going to be finished and it is going to be a present profitable magnificence. As soon as the entire different peoples bikes which can be already within the pipeline are finished, the plan is to revive the buildup of cool previous bikes which can be gathering mud within the corners of my store and different buildings on the property.
Earlier this 12 months I turned 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 energy 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 tools and get again to work. As of in the present day (7/4/2022) I’m nonetheless ready on the electrical firm to return and join the facility. They’re in all probability ready on the transformer that shall be wanted for the set up. Sadly all of American trade 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 Sick share with you within the coming months. Hopefully you’ll take pleasure in seeing them once I get them posted. Along with restoring some extra of the previous bikes, I’ve bought yet one more new bike and shall be doing a brutally sincere evaluation 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 blissful.