Well, where to start? We have moved, I quit the state and work for a county jail now. The new engine in Vaya was good, but she still needed a lot of work to keep on the road as a daily driver. At some point, I just got tired of wrenching. Oh, I love tinkering, and maintenance is not a problem, but major mechanical surgery is not that appealing anymore. I want to ride. I want to spend time with my sons. I couldn’t do that with Vaya.
Oh, did I mention SONS? Little Monster was born March 29th of last year. His brother was 11. Wow. We pretty-much forgot how to do the newborn thing… but picked it up quickly. This little guy is super cute, easy going, and is a good eater.
Anyways, I have since sold Vaya, but kept the sidecar and attached it to a more modern motorcycle, a 2006 Kawasaki KLR 650. I named it Mike Kazowski, after the Mike in Monsters, Inc.
As you can see, Little Man has grown a bit. He finally acquired an APPETITE, and can sometimes eat as much as I do. I have taken to beating him severely about the head and toes, with a foam sword. Yes, we do that thing some people call LARP. We hit each other with foam swords. Really good exercise, and helps me train for something that I hope never happens, a physical attack from an inmate at work. We got some good grade equipment this year, and it is working our shoulders and arms quite well.
We have had a car since we last updated two years ago, but only a short time. Reality hit us when it broke bad enough we couldn’t afford to repair it. On one income, we just don’t have the money for a car and its expensive insurance. We have plans for a pair of cargo bicycles maybe next year’s tax return. We’ll see. Where we live now looks much less bicycle friendly than the last two Florida towns we have lived in.