Tuesday, June 12 2012
Finally a little rain. Yesterday afternoon was a bit of a blur, although in the morning, we did do a great deal of hand excavation in TheShell. Jack and Leo helped me move several loads of rock, gravel and dirt from the area that was beneath the trailer. We used a wheelbarrow and the EZGO cart to put the material on the driveway.
That was pretty early in the morning, I hadn't quite hit send on the BMN when I heard their voices outside, so maybe 7:30AM.
After some discussion of what to do with the Dodge truck full of debris from the trailer demolition we decided to put it in our landfill. We need to hire a bulldozer to clean up our landfill.
I've been wanting to modify the exhaust system on the EZGO as it is overly constrictive. So the second thing we did was put it in the shop and cut off the tail pipe and ream the outlet. We checked the oil and Leo filled the pneumatic grease gun and lubed all the zerks. I hadn't cleaned the shop since all the Tusas projects, so while I was looking for this and that tool I sorted things up there.
I removed the wood fired heater, and that made some room, crap now that I think about it, I meant to cover the wood heater, and now it got rained on, darn it. Well who knows, maybe Murphy's Law is what made it rain. It's just that the metal on the wood stove being super softened and fragile from the fires, is highly susceptible to rusting. I'll be certain to cover the stove today.
When we were all done with maintenance on the EZGO and the shop, we decided we had a little energy left, and tackled the excavation project. Below is a before and after photo.
TheShell-groundbreaking-afterMonday Yeah I know, it doesn't look like much happened, but we know how much work we did.
Today, I head to Mora to get the lower partial teeth set. Yippee. They will extract one more tooth which I've been preparing for with antibiotics. The new dentures will fit right over the extracted tooth, so I'm hopeful that I will be able to chew tonight or at least tomorrow. It has been far too long since I've been able to chew properly. Eating has been an tongue exercise that I can't wait to never need to do again.
I forgot to mention that Tom and Nancy came to visit Sunday evening. It was really nice to see them. Like most of our friends they said they were feeling too old to make it to Tusas. That is a sad state of affairs for my generation. My father was 90 and he still made it to Tusas Camp. Let's see if we all can't be a little bit more open minded and tolerant of the younger generation next year. I've heard that the volume is a factor, bah humbug, most of you are too deaf to hear me talking. I can't believe loud music keeps you awake.
But yeah seriously, I know many of my generation have serious medical issues. Nell with her foot, Nancy too just had foot surgery. Pringle had cataracts removed, and while they were in his eyes they installed new lenses, so after fifty years of wearing glasses Tom doesn't need them any longer. Trippy huh?
Life is like this it seems. I do wish I could find a cure for gout, my god I'm getting tired of this pain.
Everything outside seems to be sighing in relief with this rain.
See ya tomorrow, with a bright and shiny grin
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