Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ceiling repairs..

What a mess!



It will take years to clean up all the dry wall compound mess....




They will be back tomorrow afternoon to begin painting the new knock down ceiling again....  I say again, because this was done and painted last Friday, but the big boss man came and looked it over saying that you could still see the place where it was patched...  And to him that was unacceptable...

I had kind of steeled myself that it would look patched when they got done, but not the big boss...  He said it is either right or it isn't... And if you can tell we worked on it, then it isn't right....

Well OK then....  

Changing subjects...... I have used Linux for years and because Live Writer only works on Microsoft operating systems, haven't been able to run anything but blogger's software...  So this past weekend, I went out an bought a Windows machine thinking I would add 10 to it when that becomes available..  And I downloaded Microsoft Essentials Live writer as part of my setup....  Well so much for that idea...

I don't see mother Google going backwards on their file definitions and Microsoft hasn't updated the Essentials programs for the last three years..  I wonder if we are just stuck with no more writer... or who will blink first....  Need to send lots of complaints...  Send one every day, to both companies......!

Retired Rod

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day.....

Happy Memorial Day.... !

In memory of all fallen Veterans who passed defending our right to be free citizens.....


I am just back from a family Holiday at Lake Ozark...   Retired Rod

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Bucksaw Resort Marina

We met at a Quicktrip in the far end of Overland Park, known as Stanley.   A patron there stopped me and thanked me for not shooting up the place.....  Referring to the recent tragedy in Waco....  I find that so disturbing, because the public paints all people on motorcycles with the same brush...  Enough said...

Our destination for today was Truman Lake South of Clinton, Missouri...  The Bucksaw Resort and Marina..  They have a restaurant on the floating dock along the shore...


We came in three or more waves of folks, and it was quite cool for the morning ride...  I saw 48 on the bike dashboard as I was riding to the meeting place..  We stopped a couple of times on the way down but still arrived about 10:30...  There was a big crowd of breakfast eaters that were just finishing up...


The lunch crew spread outside as the morning warmed up... But it never got above 68 all day...  They served Buffalo burgers as one of the main entrees, and they were fairly popular..


We left about 12:30 and took a tour up thru the center of Missouri finally arriving at Knob Noster, where the Whiteman Airforce Base is located....  As we were a couple of miles South of the airfield, a big flying wing overtook us over our right shoulder...  At first it looked like a gigantic bird, but it was trailing dirty jet exhaust...  A B2 Bomber....  They routinely fly missions on the other side of the world out of this remote base...

Out along the divided highway North of the base is a Mc Donalds...  This is where the afternoon coffee and ice cream stop was declared...   The group decided that they were going on North before heading back to KC since it was only overcast and not raining...   I needed to be back for Biscuit as it was already 3:30...

So I left them and headed right back into the city on highway 50..  It still took me about an hour to get home, and I have no idea when the rest of the group got back...  By 8 PM it was raining and continued well into the next day...

Google said it was 212 miles but I had 250 on the bike clock...  We left at 9 AM and returned at 4:30 Which was longer than Googles 4 hour travel time, but most of the rest of the time was in the restaurants....

Retired Rod

Monday, May 18, 2015

News Paper Article

Do you remember the week we went to Wellsville, Kansas and had the Kansas City Star newspaper reporters there to do a story on the Romeo Riders?

Several folks made comments asking if they would be able to read the write up...  And you can by following this link....

KC Star Article

We were all a little worried about the Successful Aging title of the newspaper supplement, but what are you going to do...?  And yes I was in the group picture, but it is like looking for waldo..  I'm in the very back next to one of the posts on the porch...  All you can see is my head and sunglasses.....  No hat either.

So here you go,  by request....

Retired Rod