I spent Sunday with my wife at a jewelry show in DC. I had agreed to as part of her birthday and Valentine's Day combination. Her engagement ring setting broke a few month ago and needed a fix and she mentioned that he had "a stone or two" that might look good as a ring so she wanted to look for some settings.
She brought the stones wit her to find settings.
She has a one gallon freezer bag FILLED with little boxes of loose gems, there must be 20-25 in that bag alone and there are still others in storage.
I can now open my gun safes and cases without fear.
I admit that I have put her threw quite a bit in 25+ years together and she deserved the entirely NEW engagement ring and wedding band "we" decided on today. A bigger set of rocks because she now has a bigger husband, right?
And she has the dates for the next show in May when a few vendors said they can bring different settings to show her for her collection of stones.
For the last 20 years while I was not riding I started collecting Colt revolvers. Mainly early 20th and late 19th century DAs and early autos. My Colt collection is now, safe.
And I'm waiting for the next gun show.
And the R* is getting a LOT of new chrome. Starting with a tail lamp set up.
And old school set of exhaust to replace the V&H
Longshots keeps coming to mind.