The Bell was rung on Friday 12/13/19

Brenda found a very sweet little chemo bell which I have been ringing ever since the last poison bag was taken off at lunchtime. It seems this is a tradition that people do when they have completed their last chemo treatment.

That completes the 12 sessions which have taken best part of 6 months to get through. Now time for other things and a few Christmas decs for front of house and inside in the office and lodge room. Of course none of this may happen due to raging storms blowing in for the weekend. All that seems to be on the table is yet more log splitting before the storms roll in.

Tree looks nice as always

My favorite area

On the health side another visit to Dr Maddison and time to finish the colonoscopy scheduled for Wednesday lunchtime. More fun and games on Friday afternoon with yet more MRI scans and a CT scan. To finish off the day, I visited fort lauderdale rehab which helped me get through with all the pain and pressure of the changing schedules and painful days.

Plans for changing my mode of transport may go on hold until other serious pending matters are resolved. The surgery looms in Denver but, as yet no dates are set as the surgeon is awaiting the results of these scans …… and then there will be booking of flights etc to get the job done with a week in hospital to recover. Can’t say I’m looking forward to any of it although getting a “new exhaust”  and rid of the other bag has its attraction. Will have to look at life expectancy  to see if a car change makes any sense but looking forward to it was fun!

BMW for some reason never featured on the list despite all my praise for them and my road bike, the K1200LT, which I recently rebuilt and had repairs done.

All repaired and now maybe time to sell

Time to go ?

Can’t be buying one of their car’s if you have to go through this…….


So now having gone full circle I’m back to looking at Range Rovers again as they seem to offer more of what fits my requirements as I get older and approach the Pearly Gate !

Currently, 3 of the RRs take my fancy, first up an unusual, but very colorful 2010 model, overpriced at $20,000, but nice, ……perhaps a bit TOO flashy?

Blue or purple ?

Very flash wheels with the bigger rims

Yes, flashy

A good looker and supercharged

Interior, OK, not my favorite

Choice 2 is a blue one down in Phoenix, nicely detailed, same sort of mileage, but over $10,000 cheaper.

Comes with a warranty and nicely detailed inside and out

Very clean engine compartment

Well detailed internally

Woodwork could be changed for a bit more WOW factor

Would look better with a Chrome Grille for my badges

Nice at the price

Last choice in the current list is the Shaq mobile over in CA which had several upgrades to the bodywork, flash wheels, and internal upholstery. Also only priced at $10,000, or best offer, and from my studies they have had it for at least 3 months. Would cost around $1000 to have it shipped up here.

In black with front badges removed and new grille and motif


Well detailed, special exhaust and more flashy wheels

Upgraded upholstery

More waiting then until after Christmas and the New Year and all the surgery!


















  1. Tony, I’ve seen pics of your bikes- especially Super Glitz – and that purple Range Rover has you name all over it!! Just do it.

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