Ridin The “T” and the “Okay”: Is This Actually Retirement

 I am now in my mid 70’s and it looks like I am always working. It isn’t like earlier than after I chased after jobs  now it is like jobs chase after me.A few of them are my neighbors having me paint their homes or do different small jobs however most of those jobs are my very own tasks. Automotive work sucks up plenty of my time.I’ve all the time have one thing to do on a automobile or truck.The little Chevy S10 is figuring out effectively now however I’ve to get the outdated 71 Chevy C20 and the 76 Dodge Aspen . They each must get offered ! The Aspen is in service however the C20 is not.Right now I’ll make it run and take it to the scrap yard to get all of the scrap metallic that I crammed the mattress with off. I want to make use of it quickly for an additional job.Again in June I offered this 1970 Yamaha DS6C to a man out in Southern California. He has lastly labored out the transport and the shipper solely will decide up from a enterprise handle so I’ve to shelp this bike all the way down to House Depot for the man to load it.Go determine.Nicely,it is plenty of further work for me however as I give it some thought it turns into clear that it is good that I am utilizing the C20 for this.It forces me to get it on the street and begins the method of getting it offered. I need to use the C20 as a result of it has a cap on the mattress so if it is moist out the day I want to do that chore the bike would not get all moist after which rust on it is journey to California. I labored arduous constructing this bike and it is all polished and looking out like new.I need it to look that when the brand new proprietor will get it.I do know it is out of my fingers however I’ve to do what I can to make that occur so the Chevy C20  will get pressed again into service. 

That is one job ,yesterday I did one other “job” I rebuilt the clutch in my 1971 Yamaha R5. It began slipping again within the spring so I simply put it away within the shed for some time.I actually wished to get to it sooner however there have been all types of different issues in my means that wanted to be handled. I lastly put my foot down and yesterday I attacked this job.It went fairly easy however took all day.It was the proper day for this.It was actually moist out and there was nothing else that I may do indoors so I lit the kerosene heater and made the storage snug to work in , attached my MP3 participant to the audio system I’ve on the market and dove in. It is all again collectively now as I sit right here penning this.I am ready for the rain to go and the street to dry some.The battery is on the charger and all I’ve left to do is put the battery within the bike and fill the transmission with oil.Retaining my fingers crossed that it is lastly mounted.I used all used elements ,checked them and they’re all inside the put on limits listed within the service handbook .Cash is a matter nowadays,every little thing is means too costly so I simply make do. The greed of those stinking companies is basically getting out of hand and I can’t assist them it their rape of our nation.Nicely,sufficient about these bastards and again to what issues to me. The rain is letting up,there are breaks of solar and nothing on the radar so in an hour or so I will be testing my outdated 71 R5 after which turning my consideration to the Chevy C20.I might wish to get it emptied as we speak and all clear so after I’m driving it I can stick a 4 sale signal within the window.

My 1971 Yamaha in higher days up at my camp.That is my bike of 1st alternative for driving up within the Adirondacks. Certain shall be good to have her again in service

Now on to a different “job” I received roped into portray a neighbors home.It looks like it is by no means going to finish and I am going to nonetheless be portray homes and doing odd dwelling enchancment jobs till the day I die.Nicely I assume it is higher than being inactive and deteriorating like so many others do.It does preserve me in form .Final week I used to be throughout this home like a monkey going up and down the extension ladder similar to I used to be doing after I was a 20 12 months outdated. After all it is more durable now and on the finish of the day I really feel it however the reality is I can nonetheless do it and I assume I ought to be comfortable for that. Nicely,this job is nearly completed , there’s just a few odds and ends  left now. On & on it goes I’ve extra to do now that I am so known as “retired” than ever .What I might actually relatively be doing it this . leaving on a motorbike journey to some new unknown place to discover. I am nonetheless in search of a driving associate for a protracted distance journey however not holding out an excessive amount of hope of discovering one.So I assume I will be going alone subsequent summer season or at any time when I lastly get to go.However know this,I’ll GO !