Archive for February, 2006

Back on Course

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

28 February, 2006 24 degrees F (-4°C)
Well, just as I feared, Amy wouldn’t let me stay home today to take care of her. She had all the help modern pharmaceuticals can provide, and kept the telephone close in case she changed her mind. I think all the positive energy coming from my readers probably helped as […]

Best Laid Plans…

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Well folks, I have to keep this one short. I have a sick wife to look after.
Amy called me at work, about 2:30 this afternoon, crying. Her head hurt so bad, she couldn’t drive herself to the clinic. I had planned to take the Baron in for a checkup tonight, and a meeting with […]

Dr. Saturday

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

26 February, 2006 Temperature: 28 degrees F (-2°C)
Spring Fever ought to be listed in the medical journals as a debilitating affliction. It certainly was for me last week.
As I review what I wrote, I remember how tired I felt, sitting here at the keyboard night after night. I see that I was talking about spring […]

Omens

Friday, February 24th, 2006

24 February, 2006 Temperature: 18 degrees F (-8°C)
Well, it’s been an interesting couple of days. Fatigue has been stalking me lately, as I just can’t seem to sleep through the night. I don’t know if it’s spring fever or what, but my mind races after the lights go out. I keep thinking of the places […]

River Ride

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

22 February, 2006 Temperature: Getting warmer…
It is snowing outside as I type this. I feel good about that. I don’t think we are going to see any accumulation, but I don’t really think it’s time for OMW to throw in the towel just yet. OMW, of course, is my abbreviation for Old Man Winter. You know, […]

Mixed Feelings

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

21 February, 2006 Temperature: 9 degrees F (-13°C)
My neighbor Coleman just said something to me that stopped me dead in my tracks.
Coleman is the nice gentleman who moved into the house behind mine a few years ago with his lovely wife Jessie. We don’t hang out much, because we have so little in common, but […]

Morning Glory

Monday, February 20th, 2006

20 February, 2006 Temperature: 11 degrees F (-12°C)
Spring is coming. I can smell it on the breeze. I can see it in the sunrise, which comes earlier every morning. Another month, maybe, and I will be riding my KLR to work. Or will I?
That’s a tough decision. Fifty miles-per-gallon versus eighty? A responsible man would […]

Yup, It’s Cold. Press On…

Friday, February 17th, 2006

17 February, 2006 Temperature: -6 degrees F (-21°C)
This morning, I dressed for the ride in every piece of cold-weather gear […]

Cold Days Ahead

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

15-16 February, 2006 Temperature: 7 degrees F (-14°C)
Sorry I didn’t update yesterday, but sometimes life in meatspace intrudes.
Yesterday’s ride was cold. The seven degrees temperature felt more like […]

The Iceman Cometh…

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

14 February, 2006 Temperature: 26 degrees F (-3°C)
It was raining when I stepped […]