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Monday, August 31, 2009

Fri, Sat and Sunday...

My weekend was wonderful! and while it was so good I am now in withdraws and having to settle down to my real world.

Some will understand my dilemma while others will simply call this a complaint.

I got a visit from a girl-friend I had not seen in over 15 years. It was as if we had never lost touch (computers can be a good thing). While I will try to post my weekend it is mostly a burrrrrrrrr as it went so fast!
Friday Jerry had to go to Atlanta to have the Duc serviced... I got most of my work done and was trying to figure out what Tabitha and I could do. She arrived just about the time I had to go and get the horses in, so that at least allowed her to walk UP the hill to the barn and stretch out her legs from the long drive.

I had to go pick up pieces at Rhino, which took us past a grocery store so we took care of both errands.

We came home and I started cooking hoping we would have a decent meal. Of course not.... (although not a bad word was spoken) The pork was too dry for me, I forgot to cook the squash (I was so excited and talking to her the entire time, I wasn't watching my clock) I did however get the cream potatoes done... as we all three like potatoes about any way you can cook them and cream potatoes is about one of Jerry's favorites. We sat and ate ( I had no idea when Jerry would get home) Then it was time to take care of the horses in, Jerry got home just about the time we got back from the horses.

While Friday was basically over, we sat and talked into the night for me.... well into 11pm WAY past my bedtime.

Up Saturday... Birds... up, Tabitha up, chat.... and Time to get the Horses out... Then I showed her my property, what I had left to do to get the pasture perfect... She admitted she had no idea it could be so demanding at first... grass ... who would have thought it could be such an issue! Mine is.. I was hoping to spray it again Sunday if it wasn't going to rain but... that too changed. Rain Rain Rain...

We walked what little area I am working on and open, the woods are covered in poison Ivy this time of year and not worth the adventure with out the right clothes. I was about to starve, she of course never said a word, never once asked even for a glass of water! I'm not used to people whom have no demands or expectations of me. How relaxing! We got something to eat! Of course I ate too much. But who could resist stuffing their mouth with wonderful food while you talk to a friend missed for so long.

Back to the house. We did sit down about 30 to 45 minutes, then... out again. Up to get a grease gun, I needed for the gravely ... for the rest of it's life. I have a flat tire on my manure bucket roller, so I got non flat tires for it! I got a few more bags of pellets, just because again it is that time of year... they will stop making them soon. Lime for the garden and two more bath mats because they were on sale for half price... saving me money in the long run.

Back to the house and this is when the ABUSE really started.
We took apart the OLD HUB because the parts are so hard to find I didn't in any way want to just throw the good pieces away after having gone through so much to get all this. While the part is simple and truly the design of a genius! It is simple enough I am learning I may actually be able to take care of the moving parts of this old thing.

In taking apart the old one, we looked like two grease monkeys! Barring grease all over me more than her BUT SHE did MUCH MORE work than I did...
The OLD hub sat on the grass because in getting the new one to even move the new one leaked oil all over the driveway, down my truck tailgate, and eventually in the grass. So the OLD one started off in the grass to make sure. I was astonished, old gaskets BRASS Gaskets in perfect condition... yes I saved them! But if you can picture it two girls not one of us over 140lbs... pulling with both arms bracing with both legs and the other (me) trying to steady the thing so we (SHE) could break loose the bolts. I could NOT have done this alone. We got the hub working in perfect condition, packing it with 2/3 of a bucket of grease.

The sun was getting low and I didn't want to start on the tiller, we would be working in the dark soon and besides I had to go take care of the horses...

We drove to the barn, helped Joe and Steve with two wonderful palms, threw out feed, hay and water for the horses and I was too tired to worry about mucking ....

Sunday Tabitha left early to get home to her own animals in need, and I started in on the tiller. I have NOT finished it but I am VERY happy I opened it up as it too is full of only OIL and in this case .... WATER>>>>
The teeth look ok, but I am NOT happy with the man I got them from, AT ALL!!!! this will be yet another post, the old man who tried to take advantage of my ignorance of machines. NOT a happy woman!!!!!
SEE OIL WATER RUST no grease... can you say PISSED!@!!!!!!!

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