Here in Cali - things have been a bit crazy.
Now I know what you're gonna say: but Charlieman! Things have ALWAYS been crazy in Cali.
And I hear ya.
After all - this is the state that has spawned Paris and Kim and Steven Segal FFS - and frankly - no one really knows why or how we can un-see it.
But before you pass judgement... that same terroir is where Paul Newman defined cool, Carol Shelby built the Cobra, and 1/3 of the nation's veggie's are grown
And who doesn't love Cool hand Luke, AC Cobra's, and Broccoli?!
Can I get an Amen?
Also - it will be 72° and sunny this weekend - which doesn't suck.
But Charlieman - you say: Fine. Whatever. Sniff.
But what's all this got to do with a Vintage Vespa With Sidecar.
So many questions. So many questions.
Ok - so those gates.. (method to my madness boys, just stick with me here for a moment).
It's not like I had NEVER thought of making some gates...
But - you know - I had other priorities...
Like building a motor - and restoring a mill (to build a motor).
That is, until the housing market went bat shit crazy.
So, I decided to weld up some gates, bolt on some wood, buy a few fancy eye-talian sensors and openers - and... sold my house.
This being La La - the viewer list was a who's who of B lister and past stars.
First to come see it was... Macaulay Culkin.
Seriously - you can't make this stuff up.
He came back to back days - before settling on Keefer's house.
Followed by Hillary Duff, and a handful of other un notable Disney stars.
And before I knew it - it was gone.
The driveway I wrenched in, the Vespa parts stored in boxes on the side of the house, my precious garage, the spot next to the fireplace that I typed these shaggy dog posts from... everything.
The gates did their job.
Which (finally) brings us to what's next.
With the proceed's from the sale - I've done something I've always wanted to do.
Rented a commercial shop for my projects.
The move is complete - and I've started setting up the space.
It's doubling as storage - and we still have FAR too much stuff after a major declutter - but it will get there.
The good ole' days
The good new days to come!