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Friday, June 1, 2012


Can you believe it's June, already? I love the summertime, but I don't like sitting here waiting for my financial situation to improve. The lake has had all kinds of traffic, and I had all kinds of lookers on my house. I guess they're having trouble coming up with the moola. I'm had an ace that I was going to play, but it's looking a whole lot like a duece. I'm sure something will happen very, very soon.
  I appreciate it when you guys send me your prayers, good vibes, well wishes, warm fuzzies, and anything else positive. I'm not just saying that, I mean that. You know that feeling, don't you? That waiting for the telephone to ring? It's enough to drive me crazy. So what I do about that? I just turn it around to get crazy to drive.

on the highway

That picture was taken from the seat of the Harley. If you look real close, you can see my buddy ahead of me. It's pretty tough to take a picture on the back of a motorcycle. I will tell you this, though. I am very careful when I ride that scooter, and when I get behind the wheel of an automobile. Sort of like these guys..... 

highway star

I like that one. I started driving when I was 13, how about you? At 14(7th Grade), I was allowed to take driver's ed at Wilson junior high. I already knew how to drive, but they wanted you to have the classroom and behind the wheel time. I was issued a provisional driver's license, but dad thought that was good enough and bought me in 1956 Chevy Coupe. What a fine little car that was. It had an in-line six-cylinder motor and three on the tree.(3 speed standard on the steering column). I never could talk him into a scooter or Vespa or Cushman. But it's funny, he was okay with giving an underaged kid an automobile. That was the beginning of my long addiction with the road.

highway junkie

Have you ever been stuck out in the middle of nowhere? Broke down, out of gas, flat tire, or maybe even an accident? Did you notice that when you couldn't help yourself, someone showed up to help you? Of course you did, or you would still be there, now wouldn't you? I bet each one of you could name a dozen or more times when you were either helped, or you helped someone. My dad used to tell me, what goes around-comes around. I do believe that's the truth.

highway angel

I hope everyone has the most wonderful month of June that they can even imagine. So, in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger............... "I'll Be Back!"

Michael Ultra.



  1. We know exactly how you feel about waiting for the moola to come through. We had tons of people at the open houses. We had many come back again and again, BUT we just didn't have the best of timing. We put it up on 2008 right when the house market was going downhill and fast. Prayers that that phone call comes very quickly, and you don't have to play that cat and mouse routine with coming with the bottom line!

  2. Nothing like a ride to help clear out the head and help you make it through another day or two. Prayers are being sent every day that you can sell that house and not have to worry about it any more. Hugs.

  3. A ride on a Harley sure beats sitting at home that is for sure. I know you will figure this house thing out and be on the road.

  4. When did I learn to drive??? Well, my first lesson I was 12 and went ot the store with my BIL. On the way home he decided I should drive. No instruction - nuthin'!! I promptly missed the turn, ran over a curb at the corner and took out reverse gear on his transmission. By the time I got to high school and took driver's ed I had improved so much that the teacher often used me for an example. Been driving almost 50 years and never had a ticket (not that I haven't deserved a few). I still like to drive.

  5. Really good to see you back on the blog Michael. Hang on, better times are coming.

  6. There's no climb to the top in selling a house. One second you haven't, the next you have. Your next second is coming.

  7. Hi Michael ... Love these videos and hope that duece is a wild card! Best of luck!

  8. I think a road trip is just what the doctor ordered!

    Sure couldn't hurt, right?

  9. Waiting for both Money & Someone to rescue a broken motor is a bit like fishing.......Patience & Certain Hope.You know the River holds the key........
    Ah I started bike riding age those days, You could ride without a helmet. The feel of the speed racing through long hair.Feeling like an extra in "Easy Rider"! Ah! That Dates Me!