Well, after 3+ years of ownership the Thruxton is officially gone. Was picked up last weekend by the new owner and driven off into the sunset. It doesn’t sound like a lot, but 3+ years is second in ownership time only to my beetle. That says something. Loved the bike but selling it helps us move forward financially and helps get closer to the new addition on the house. Hopefully in a few years once the addition is completed, I’ll have a space in the garage for another cafe racer styled bike.
With the warming weather, the Beetle has been getting some long over due attention. I’ve got a list as long as my arm of little tasks and jobs that I need to finish off, or complete on the bug to get it closer to where I want it. Nothing major, but many small finishing tasks which I have simply not done. Hoping to have most/all done by the end of May.
With lots of help from my Dad, we’ve been slowly knocking out the partially finished projects around the house. The bedroom closet finally has a door; the door to the basement has been reinstalled; the freezer in the utility area is where the old tanked water heater was – giving a ton of room for storage. Next up is some drywall work and a bunch of painting. Process for having the roof redone through insurance is making progress. It has been approved, but yet to be finalized. Hoping this week we can settle and schedule their company to fix us up. Also, with Shannons knowledge of property maps and a friends metal detector, we’ve been able to find our property line which has enabled us to do a rough mapping of the new addition. Fun news, its gonna be bigger then previous expected!
Speaking of Shannon, just has just returned home from nearly a week away for another course. Kids were fantastic for me as always. We got the house cleaned top to bottom and managed to watch a Star Wars movie each night except gymnastics night (Wednesday). Very proud of my wifey for going back and working on even more education/masters. It’s going to take a couple years, but she’ll get there. Keep it up baby!