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Joys and Satisfactions of a Pre-Senile Senior

Here is a new list I've started to remind myself of things I can be grateful for at this stage of my life.

Joys of my seniors years:

I own an automobile I can start from inside my kitchen when the wind chill outside is -42. (05/01/17)

... like it was when I left for work yesterday morning.

You know, as compared to my first car, a drafty '50 Ford in which a colleague froze his feet in the back seat during a 6 hour January journey to a work site, north of 54.

Editor's note: When we hit -40, remember, both Centigrade and Fahrenheit agree about just how d*m**d cold it actually is.
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Having recently turned 67 I do know what you are talking of.
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Yeah, that Cold is a Killer! I can't ride when it's below 65F here in Florida! At 65F I am wearing 2 warm Jackets, warm gloves & blue jeans pants and sipping on a Mai Tai!
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All you youngsters.......straighten up and act your age......stop complaining about the cold and congratulate yourselves for lasting this long !!!

Let the kids know that we are tough and can still take it.
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Hee hee! I'm just glad that I'm retired so that I dont have to worry about starting my car so that I can go to work.

I do wish that there was no snow and ice on the ground here right now. We have more so far this winter than we normally get all winter long. Meh. That's OK. The riding here is so amazing that I dont mind not being able to ride for a couple of months or so in the winter. I'm a shooter do so that's when I catch up on my reloading for the year.

Come May I will celebrate my 50th year of getting my driver's license. I plan on riding to some really cool places to celebrate.

But not "cool" litterally. I have had enough of winter already. This time of year I dont love Idaho near as much!
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Joys if being a senior cont....

AND, Burger King sells a 'senior' coffee for $.85. (Under a buck! Far out!) McDonald's 'senior' coffee ranges(?) from $1.10 to $1.25.

Yeah it's 'a small' but Buger King's small is equal in volume to McDonald's medium. Anyway, if I buy a medium, I forget it before I finish and am drinking the rest of it cold the next day.

They never ask for my ID either. It's an inexpensive way to treat youngsters to a coffee. If they're standing next to me when I order, I whisper loudly to them, "Okay, b'yes, act 65 so I don't get busted."
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Hee hee! I'm just glad that I'm retired so that I dont have to worry about starting my car so that I can go to work.

I do wish that there was no snow and ice on the ground here right now. We have more so far this winter than we normally get all winter long. Meh. That's OK. The riding here is so amazing that I dont mind not being able to ride for a couple of months or so in the winter. I'm a shooter do so that's when I catch up on my reloading for the year.

Come May I will celebrate my 50th year of getting my driver's license. I plan on riding to some really cool places to celebrate.

But not "cool" litterally. I have had enough of winter already. This time of year I dont love Idaho near as much!
Yeah you got that right! No worries about getting up to start the car to go to work. That's my favorite thing about being retired, besides the Burg!
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2008 Burgman AN400 K8 Red (The Red Baron)
1979 Honda CB 750 Silver
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1972 Honda QA 50 Red
1971 Kaw Bighorn 350 Enduro Brown
1970 Kaw H1 500 Red
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Usually ride most every day. Not today...9 inches of snow and 12 degrees this morning with salt on the roads. Kinda rare here in North Carolina. Will be in the upper 50's next week, hopefully with some rain to wash the salt off the roads.
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I tell kids frequently "only the lucky get to be old". They look at me like I'm nuts and sometimes say "how can that be lucky?" My answer "tomorrow is promised to nobody, not even you". It hits um like a brick 😖
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