It was Halloween Day when I started this but of course with work and other chores, it takes a while to get a post done. Now that it’s editted and ready to post, now it’s 1:18 AM November 1, 2012. Whew!! Just keeps going on…
I took a break in my workday to sit at the Keepataw Preserve off of Bluff Rd. I’ve been running so crazy the last few weeks that sometimes I just need to take a break and get some fresh air.
I conducted my estate sale two weekends in a row. After which one of the riders in ULRB has a second hand store and she came and cleared out the rest of the leftovers from the sale. That stuff will be on consignment for a few months. It really is amazing how much we pay for some of the belongings we own and how ultimately invaluable they really are. And while some belongings do have a certain sentiment to them for the most part these “things” are really only “things”.
This past Sunday October 28 2012 we held The BROAD fundraiser and birthday bash at Stonehouse Pub in Lemon, IL. I’ve always said I’ve been very blessed and this particular Sunday showed me again just how blessed I am. I had friends and family come out. Michelle Monroe at Velvet Touch Photography took all of the photos during the evening. I had friends that were the DJs and I had a friend who got his band to play at no cost to me. We had somewhere around 75 people at the fundraiser and I was very pleased at the turn out. And honestly I have to say without all the contributions and donations from many riders, friends and family we could not have pulled it off.
So a big thank you to all of the following contributors to The BROAD Fundraiser and Birthday Bash…
Vicki Lozano of Vicki Jeans Salon in Willowbrook, IL
Bob Meskauskas of L&L Cycles in Plainfield, IL – 815-791-5497
Gregg and Shayla Gallinger of Shayla’s Cookies in Shorewood, IL
Cheryl Robish, Angela Bell, Greg Kawohl, Greg Masters, Michael Skinner, Lynn and Nick Aguinaga, Adrianne Aeschliman, Sharon Slover, Anne Bauman, Bob Dillon, Troy Malek, Gracie Dawson and my friends and family in attendance.
As with any good plan you need to do things in phases. And so this particular phase of the journey that I have called the Commitment Phase is fairly well concluded for the most part. I have called it the commitment phase to myself because of all of the activities involved such as getting rid of all of my belongings, letting go of my apartment, moving in part-time with a friend, and let us not forget … consigning myself to one bin of clothes for however long this takes!! Now that’s commitment…ARGH!!!
And now it’s time to take on the Planning and Preparation Phase. That may sound obvious but don’t let it fool you, there is a lot that has to go into this. Not only ride routes but weather conditions, camping / lodging, places with Wi-Fi so I can continue to work, sites to see and of course working this around my “dots” that I have to visit…
All the winter will be spent with my group having some off-season fun, further padding my clientele so I am sure to have enough work while I’m on the road, handling some motorcycle and business needs, and psyching myself up for Spring.
So I hope those of you that are following me now will hold on tight because we are about to pick up speed. Please pass the word about The BROAD and chime in to let me know what you think.
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