Well, off to work soon, then, hopefully, two days off!! Yeah!! It's been nice weather, as of late, and my new Motorcycle is breaking in. The Suspension is finally getting softer, the springs were real still when I got it. Now, if we can just get the DOT, locally, to start fixing the roads I ride to work,...I'm gonna send a "See,Click,Fix" of one really bad section, later this week, or today, if time allows.
Well, got called to work Fri. morning, one of my days off. Oh well, money is money. Kinda' screwed up my plans but, I am still going to have time for one thing, but it wasn't the fun thing. I was gonna do a couple fun things then do the un- fun thing. But, since I have to work...I will only have time for that one, since the other places close early.
Yesterday, the plan was to get some gas before work. Got the call to come in early and decided it could wait until after work. Rode in with the fuel gauge blinking the whole way. Found a gas station online with non ethanol gas and went there after work, 11:30-ish. Turns out it was in a rather sketchy neighborhood, on the North end of downtown Mpls. Went well but, not my first choice of places.
Got a call this morning, Tuesday, and went in for a double, after 5 hours of sleep. Rode my Motorcycle home in the rain, went to brd, couldn't sleep. So, shower and shave and now this. Soon as my hair dries a bit, back to bed. This week, 7 shifts in 5 days, ends today, Wed. at 11 pm. Hope I can get through it!
Just got home from my 2 12 hour shifts, Sat & Sun. I wanted to stop by the bar but, they closed early (it's been happening more, lately). So, I am gonna finish the bottle of wine, I opened Thu., and call it a night. Maybe watch a YouTube vid, or two. Then get up before work, I leave for work just before 2pm, and run some errands.
I made an appointment, on Friday, a 'warmish day' to get my suspension fixed on my NEW motorcycle. I rode it around, last Friday, meandering around to Bob's and then back home-ish, had to pay the parking garage. Upshot, though, bike is like riding a effing Hard Tail. I called this morning, "Well 'Sport' Bike's are set up kinda stiff".
I am trying to decide where to go/get lost, tonight. I just finished reading the manual and it has cooled off a bit, 80F and muggy, today. Anyway, I am going to google map somewhere to go and then try to get home before midnight.
In just a couple hours, I am getting a ride to go pick up my NEW motorcycle! It is nearly finished, one part on back order (passenger grab bar) that I can stop in, next week, to get installed. I am going to go to BOB's to get a new Jacket, Mesh, then to the parking garage to pay for a spot. Oh, it's a Kawasaki z900 RS.
Everything went well with the purchase of the bike. Joel, the owner of the shop, said the bank he uses for loans said I was good for a $9000 loan. So, financing the $6500was easy. 860 for freight, 675 for labor, I'm having a kit installed, 938.60 for taxes,125 fee for documents, 70.50 for license and 1955.95 for said parts. The extra 2 grand is part of the bike price.
Big day tomorrow/today. I am getting a ride to the dealer's and I am going to put a down payment. $9000, on a new bike! 1st brand new Motorcycle! All these years, I have always bought used bikes and fixed them up. But, I am tired of carburetors and I am biting the bullet, KZ900 RS. I had a Z900 back in the 90's.
Ok, so, working 2 doubles now, instead 1 tomorrow. Someone called in and the other guy that should work it, so I don't have 2 doubles back to back, won't answer his phone, as usual. I am leaving in a couple minutes and won't be home until after midnight Thu morning. Fun!?
I left for work, about 5 minutes ago to catch a train to work. Got within feet of the station and realized my pocket, that I keep my work card, id, train pass and bank card, was empty. So, I watched the train arriving as I walked back to my apartment. Now, I am gonna be late, I hate rushing out the door!!
I literally just got lost reading toot's, or post's, on Mastodon. I read an article in Wired, FEB issue, and decided to check it out. so, still a noob there but, gonna see what up there. So far, so good. The server I joined seems interesting, so far. Anyone else here migrated over there, from Twit?
Well, only had one day off this week, Thursday. 64 hours this week! Hopefully, no extra shifts this coming week, I am scheduled 48 hours for a 5 day period. I would like one regular week, this month, please? LOL. I know I have an extra shift, week after this week so, this is the only opportunity to have 2 days off!