Right, so who was I kidding when I thought it was going to get easier to get back into the routine of things after the year we have had!:). And with summer racing in it just gets worse! I am sure all of you feel the same way!!
So backing up all the way to March! I took a day to work over at my parents…at my dads. Since my mom has died my sister and her 9 children have been staying with him for the time being. (He has a very big house which he built for my mother and all of us children. Anyway, I wanted to do something for the kids as it has been a rough ride for them having there Grammi pass and there father move out on them. (that happened about a year before my mother passed away.) So I took the day to work with one of my nieces and together we built a tree swing. There were allot of granite boulders that needed to be removed first! It was a day of fun on the tractor.
I still had to finish the wiring to the cloths line. But first I had to raise the right side post as it was about 5in out of level with the left one, and being the perfectionist I am, I could not just let it be! I used the tractor I was borrowing from a friend to pull it up and reset it. Then I realized my line was to short so I had to put in a splice to correct the error.
Notice, yet again I forgot to put the shrink tube on!
Thankfully, the spliced line was short so I was saved the work of undoing all the work I just did!
Next I had to drill the hole through the pipe and get the male coupler connected. Since I had accomplished this on the other side I assumed it would be easier this time! Wrong! Never assume! Right? Well anyway, I ended up dropping one of my drivers down the hole and that started what turned out to be about an hours long battle to get the metal washer threaded onto the coupler! With some deep breathing and some praying. I finally got it…but I won’t lie. There were some frustrating moments too! That is why the pictures stopped! I got frustrated and focused!:).
And here is where the driver went down and the job started to get hard:). I know you have had one of those days!!!
Before and after I worked on the splice of the cloths line. I did some box scraping to level out the all the dirt from the ditch work.
This is the old Case tractor that a good brother from Church let me borrow!
And here is an old splice that I hit with the box scraper. It was only buried about 6-8in down. They used wire nuts and electricians tape and then put the thing in an old plastic radiator fluid bottle. Awesome!
Thats it for this particular update. As I said before, getting back into the groove hasn’t been easy, heck it hasn’t even happened yet!;). So thank you all for your patience! The good news is that things are moving. Theresa is getting better with her medication though it is going to be a life long battle. I feel really good considering, thank God! I still have days, but don’t we all? Thanks again and I love you guys! LJs are awesome people!
More to follow…..
-- "With a little bit of faith, and some imagination, you can build anything!" Nate