Saturday started out a good day, I relaxed around the house all morning hanging out with my best buddy (my dog Merlin) then I got cleaned up and headed over to GarCo to work on the Flyrite. When I got there I saw Whitey and Larry were there and hanging out/working. Whitey tells me that he's been mooching my New Castles long enough so he got a 12 pack in the fridge and for me to go get one. Since it was only 11 and I planned to use the torches and grinders I said I'd get one in a little while. I screw around a bit getting organized to work on the bike, then we go to lunch. Had my favorite meat lovers calzone at Nino's in Pelham so even that was good. We get back to the shop and I start on my sissy bar, while I'm working Larry and Whitey keep mentioning the beer, I didn't think anything about it and kept working. After making the first bend in the sissy bar I ran out of oxygen for the torch. That sucked, but oh well I'll work on the oil tank. So I'm measuring and marking where to cut my notch to make the tank fit and still leave room for the exhaust pipe and Whitey is STILL trying to get me to have a beer. FINALLY I say OK, I guess it's O'beerthirty so I'll have one. I reach in the box and there is some kind of cloth in the way, but I reach around it and grab me a beer. I pull it out and Whitey is grinning and asks if there was anything else in the box, I get a confused look and say "yeah". He tells me to pull it out and Lo and behold it is a Haints shirt! That's right, I'm finally a Haint and not just some bastard they let hang out with them. Needless to say I was stoked. The Haints are a great group of guys and have built a great little Co-Op to help each other out and to build a tight Brotherhood. I know this won't mean much to most of you, but I'm pretty happy about it!
I'd say that all in all it started as a good day and became a great one. Gods I love my life!