Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wish me luck! I hope not to loose my new little plants, Cabbage, red, white and some kale... excited but now worried...
Talk to you all later.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thank goodness for the guys down the road! $500.00 and I have my truck back! he found a stick in the hydro cooler/ tiny radiator looking thing with NO protection just behind my bumper. Having said that ... the front end needs work and I'll have to save and schedule that one, which will cost me twice as much! But if it weren't for theses guys... I'd be out of luck, they work me in; they get me taken care of; and he warns me of what could happen. He has NOT been off target yet so I have to trust him on this one. Besides I knew there was something going on, but ignored my gut and assumed I was just looking for something to go wrong any day. WHY do we ignore ourselves????? Am I am the only one that does this? I figured it was more the brakes than the front end, and I'll almost bet you it's both! The real kicker is... it is starting to do the same thing in the car. ha ha ha... guess I'll have it looked at AFTER I get the truck fixed, the truck is more essential to my life style. The car is a better mode of cheep transportation when I go any place other than the Hay, Feed, or Supply houses... not to mention the poop that goes in the back on a daily basis.
Getting started on my day, like everyone else lots of things on my list, weeding, seeding one of the main things, but we shall see how the day goes.
Another bird house... I just love these things!!!!! How I would love to live in a world where everything was so cute/ unusual/ and shocking!!!! Can't you just see a bird sitting on the tongue of these things? I can.
have a good day! I plan on it!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The truck is in the repair shop.
Every day I turn around in a specific spot at the top of the gravel drive as it takes a sharp left above the house to the barn. This morning as I was in the middle of my turn the break starts to vibrate and I notice it is hard to steer. I back up any way … but then as I approach the gate…. No brakes! Ok now what have I done? I get out and there is fluid, not dripping but running in a perfect stream from the front of the truck. It’s not green, I would have expected it to be radiator fluid! But black, like used oil.
I called Jerry to come get me as …. I had several office runs to make this morning, so I just left the truck in it's state and got on with my day. I called AAA as I was getting my things together to leave, too long of a story, but finally got help.
I took care of my errands and called AAA AGAIN… they sent a truck, I cleaned stalls while I waited, and the truck now sits at Vee Dub…. Where the guys have treated me right for years now.
While the truck is dead, my normal back up would be having someone else come get the horse poop, but my guy just had surgery so... this time I am going to start several different Piles around the area so they can sit for a year and Joe will have them on hand. I do wish I had another way to get them to my house where I need them but…. Life is what it is and there are always issues at hand.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
almost lunch time but I need to go get some breakfast. I'll check in later on how the day REALLY went, as well know you can plan a day down to the minute but it NEVER works out just so.
THAT's a first!
only 6pm, about to go back to the barn again... BUT I got the garden tilled, Plowed and all the cold plants set in the ground with the underground drip system all in place. Wish me luck! I am hoping to have a little broccoli, carrots, Kale, Spinach, and lettuce.
getting most everything on my list done... except the RYE... which I am about to leave and take care of. Can't believe it went so well.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Came home, bush hoged the side yard, the dismanteling of the garden took most of the day BUT ...the garden is GONE... took off the bush hog and attached the hub to the gravely. It runs perfectly with no issues. I almost can't believe I did it, after having that thing into 6 or 7 pieces I was a little worried about it working perfectly again... You have no idea the fear I had of this thing locking up my gravely,leaving me stranded with no tools what so ever. I let it run on low for a while and then cranked it up to high and let it run for a while. PERRRRRFECTTTTT
Started putting the tiller back together... one nut giving me a serious issue... but Jerry got in on there for me.
I'll put it on the gravely tomorrow!!!!!!!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Birds, Horses, Work, Post Office Run, Errands getting supplies, and I'm just NOW getting back to the office.
A hard day... the brain in not working right today... I'm a little slow. Yes some would say this is normal, but I have my days were it's hard to put one foot in front of the other and today was one of those days. Iron must be really low!
I did however in the midst of standing in line at the PO find out my ONLY coffee shop in town CLOSED!!!! CRAP, talked to another contractor we'll meet up next week. Met one of my neighbors on Flat Top. One I really wanted to know! Nice Lady, enjoyed talking to her, hope to get together with her later as well. Ran into Franklin who is at the least out of bed from surgery BUT he didn't look as if he needed to about yet. Good Man!
So truly the PO was "THE" spot today.
I got my DVD's for my silly new computer. I haven't even used up the CD's I had but now my computer will not even take them.
Got the normal office supplies, ink, paper, etc...
Ran to get Bubble. YEP! I was running around with 1/2 in perf 12x12 in the back of my "farm" truck, tied up like a pig so it wouldn't go flying off down the interstate.
LIFE!!!! WORK! but weather is only barely getting back into the 80's today.
My Goal for the weekend... I want to get up at 7am just before the sun and be on my horse by 8am. Work them both, and bring them to the house in the heat of the day, let them eat my lawn and give them a shower. THAT is the goal... we shall see if it works out.
The picture... it's NOT ... IT is a BIRD HOUSE ... a mere WISH item... Trust me I never say I really want something but this ... bird house is on my Wish List. Is that not the cutiest thing you have ever seen? I can see it hanging on my barn only to be moved to the house as time/building allows.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I did NOT get my three tines filed, and I am planning to put them back on the machine this weekend. I am Not filing them merely because this "should be" a winter job and thus... I am putting it off so I can create my normal schedule for tractor chores. I hope to take time tomorrow to put the machine back together and let it run on the tractor for a tank full of gas at slow then moving up to high etc... then I will put the tines back on... Praying the whole thing works.
I hope to till the garden this weekend but ONLY time will tell. I have several work erands to run today, Metal at Tfab, Coating at Rhino, Bubble at local hub.... etc... life runs full speed even "off" season for bikes.
Enjoying being out not being too hot, too cold etc..
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I have the tiller apart, but now I need to sharpen the blades while they are off. I have no machinery for the job SO I'll have to try this by hand. My "stones" are the diamond bars that require water and no oil so I will soak the blades in order to get as much OIL out/off them as possible. Wish me luck. If I get three blades done today I will be a happy person.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
ok now it's 215 or so... and I'm done with work, wanted to ride but there are repairs to be done to SweetPea's Bridal. I brought it home and I am out ... on my way to Acme Motorcycle shop where the guys were nice enough to break loose those bolts for me and I am going back to wash the inside of the tiller out. These guys are top notch allowing me to use their equipment AFTER helping me/ not charging me to get the bolts off. p.s. still only 69 degrees