atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2943: More motorcycle stuff

I rode the bike to my therapy appointment this afternoon; then I rode it to the McDonald's on Steger Road where I bought a couple of double hamburgers. After that I rode it to my aunt and uncle's house here in town.

While riding I had a 24oz bottle of diet Mt. Dew in the lapel pocket of my ridin' jacket; and I similarly tucked the bag of burgers in the other side of the jacket. The sporran (fanny pack) held the waist of the jacket together and let me carry these items without having to hold them.

Therapy was all about my sister's death, of course, with a brief seque to 2010 and the events surrounding Mom's funeral. I stayed at my aunt and uncle's house for about an hour and a half; then I rode home, got my gloves, and rode for another 20 min or so, just going around town and practicing my riding and getting used to riding with traffic.

The fuel tank has a bit of a leak. Og pointed out to me where he said it had leaked in the past--from the petcock bolts--and sure as shootin' after I had it sitting on its side stand for a couple hours it was leaking. It's not a huge leak, but it's something I'll want to correct as soon as is feasible if only because gasoline is too expensive to waste if you can possibly help it.

I'm also pleased to report that I'm getting used to going 40-45 on the thing; I went down Steger Road at 45 without a problem. As my confidence increases so will my top speed, though I am not yet ready to challenge the freeway. *shudder*

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As for the situation with my sister, apparently the funeral is to be held next Tuesday, the 20th, in Maine. I don't know if I'm going yet. I am waiting for my brother to call me back to give me the updates but I think he's on call tonight. *sigh*

It'll be $500, near enough, just to fly out there and back. Where will I stay? Will we stay at my sister's house, or in a hotel? If it's the latter, can I stay with someone and pay part of the cost instead of paying for a whole room? No one has told me anything yet, so I'm kind of in limbo, which I hate. It's hard to plan when you don't know anything; so I'm figuring on staying out there four days if I go. *sigh*

The cats will be taken care of by my uncle, same as the last several times I had to be gone for a few days.

And maybe I won't go, you know? I might just end up staying home; but if I do it won't be out of spite or anything--just a matter of economic reality.


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Anyway, I'm thinking about doing some WoW while I can. Who knows where I'll be and what I'll be doing over the next several days? *sigh*

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