Thursday, December 28, 2006


The seasons have gone from green, to brown, and finally to white. Yes, there's a few inches of snow on the ground, and although it only came on boxing day, I guess since the holidays aren't over yet I'm still technically safe to be whistling "White Christmas". The same as the seasons are changing, so are many aspects of my life. Got a new job now, and I'm making a bit more money, which invariably means that I'll be spending more money (ain't capitalism great?). So rather than go out and spend it frivolously, we've decided to build our house.

The next nine months or so are going to be crazy. First, we have to sell our current home, then there'll be the infinite number of meetings with the contractor, waiting in line at city hall for building permits, picking paint colours from swatches, kitchen cabinets, lighting fixtures, flooring, etc... Ah yes, sweet misery!

Luckily for me, my wife's great at coordinating (read: giving orders), so this will really be her moment to shine. Essentially, I'm trusting her with most of the decisions; since she knows what she's doing and I obviously don't. My only criteria for the house was that it have a double-garage with a workshop... and I got it! Finally, I'll have some elbow room when working on the bike.

To all my fellow cyber-bikers out there, I wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Joyous Kwanzaa, Prosperous Eid ul-Adha, or whatever else you wish to celebrate during this holiday season. Hope to catch you around the bend in 2007!


Giest said...

merry christmas and the best of the new year to you as well. congrats on the job and the house! sounds like a fantastic way to move into the new year.

no snow down here, we keep getting sprinkles, but it just doesn't want to stick around saint john. could you blame it, really?

Lucky said...

Hey giest,

Yeah, the house is going to be a headache at times - but it's a good one, eh?

I keep forgetting just how far South you are ;-) We got a few inches in Monkeytown - but nothing major yet. Hey, Accuweather's predicting some above-freezing temps for next Tuesday... Maybe I can still get the Silver Streak out for a ride?


Biker Betty said...

That is so exciting - getting a new job and building a new house. Congratulations on both. I don't envy you & your wife the building headaches, but it will be well worth it in the end.

We have snow here in Colorado too, in fact, too much!!! LOL

Giest said...

yeah, honestly i still haven't put Selene away. i keep hoping for another nice day to go out for a ride. i got to ride and finish my shopping on christmas eve, can't say i've ever been able to do that.

hmmm, if you get above 0 temps then there is a good chance that i will... :)