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Monday, August 3, 2015

Mel's Angels

It's been interesting lately.  Nothing earth shattering, but enough to keep us busy while we're here in New Jersey.

First off, my laptop got the dreaded "unexpected_kernal_trap_mode" bug.  It appeared every once in a while, then became more and more prevalent until it made my computer unusable.  Researching on line showed it to be a driver problem, so I had to reset all my drivers.  Of course, this has wiped out many of my programs, to include Live Writer, so I've had to resort to Blogger for new posts.  Trying to reload Live Writer via a download has met with multiple failures so far.  I'll keep on trying.

When I returned from my motorcycle trip, my bike was a little on the dingy side, so out came the washing gear.



In no time I had it all suds up and grime free.

 
It came out sparkling clean and shiny.  In no time.  Don't I wish I could get the Journey this clean in the same amount of time!
 
Last week, we spent time at my Dad's house.  I rode my motorcycle up, followed by Marti in the car.  I had made arrangements with my two brothers, Dave and Gordy, to take our father for a bike ride on Saturday.  Until then, I had a bunch repairs to Dad's house to take care of for him.  At 93, he still lives very successfully on his own, but some of the maintenance is too much for him.  However, he still loves to cut the grass on his 2+ acre home on his riding tractor.   I know better than to get in his way when he is zooming around like a race care at Daytona.
 
We'll be coming back to stay with him again later in the month, a few more project to complete.  I have to install a matching gutter downspout on the back of his house, the existing ones are too far apart and in heavy rains the gutters overflow leading to some water in the basement problems.
 
 
I've never installed a gutter downspout before, but it can't be too hard, after all, what kind of trouble could I get myself into?   ;c)
 
It wasn't all work and no play.  My brothers arrived on their motorcycles, we put Dad on with Gordy and headed out for a nice ride along the Delaware River.
 
 
Mel's Angels riding again.  Gordy and my Dad, Mel.
 
We're back at the Journey now in the Navy Campground in Earle, NJ looking forward to some quality time with Anabelle and Lizzie.  Plus some time to clean up the Journey and complete a few maintenance items.
 
Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.
 
 

9 comments:

  1. Nice to get the bike ll shiny again, will run much better now, right?
    I am sure your Dad was thrilled with his motorcycle ride.

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  2. Love "Mel's Angels"!! Great name, great group! How did Mel like his ride?? 93 and on a motorcycle. Go Mel! You boys definitely have some great genes. Envying you the ability to be in a campground that allows rig washing. Poor Winnona, especially her roof.

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  3. I think that is so neat that your Dad was up for the adventure. Way to go Mel.

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  4. I bet your Dad had the time of his life! You are good sons :)

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  5. How fun for all of you. Our dad has a neighbor who has taken over mowing his yard because he needs the grass for the four cattle he's raising. My father says he's a frustrated farmer.

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  6. How fun for all of you. Our dad has a neighbor who has taken over mowing his yard because he needs the grass for the four cattle he's raising. My father says he's a frustrated farmer.

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  7. How fun for all of you. Our dad has a neighbor who has taken over mowing his yard because he needs the grass for the four cattle he's raising. My father says he's a frustrated farmer.

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  8. How wonderful to still have your Dad with you. Hopefully, he'll be around for a long, long time. Maybe next time he'll have his own bike and join and your brothers on your outing. Cherish him.

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